Berlinale: Talent Campus adds to lineup
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The event, which runs Feb. 9-14, will discuss the success of biopics and explore their popularity with auds.
Frears’ “The Queen” as well as his 1987 biopic of playwright Joe Orton, “Prick Up Your Ears,” offered insight into the lives of very different British personalities, while Eichinger enjoyed huge success with “Downfall,” a chronicle of Adolf Hitler’s final days, which he penned and produced.
Bonnaire, who played Joan of Arc in 1994’s “Joan the Maid,” recently directed a documentary about her autistic sister Sabine (“Her Name Is Sabine”).
Other high-profile industryites taking part in various Campus events include director Stephen Daldry (“The Reader”); Mike Leigh, whose “Happy-Go-Lucky” screens in competition; Hungarian helmer Istvan Szabo; helmer Mike Figgis; composer Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain”); and set designer Alex McDowell (“Minority Report”).
Meanwhile, Talent Campus organizers are celebrating the selection of two competition screeners from Campus alumni.
Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke, a Campus participant in 2003, is in the running for the Golden Bear with his feature “Lake Tahoe.”
Former talents are well-represented in other sections of the festival.
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