The 62nd International Film Festival in Berlin in February 2012.
As always offering a diverse range of films that were politically critical and thought-provoking, emotional, artisitically valuable, entertaining, disturbing, minimalistic and much more. But once again it was shown in all sections that the world is in transition.
This year's International Jury consisted of the following 8 people: Jury PresidentMike Leigh, British director, screenwriter and dramatist who made Naked (1993), Secrets % Lies (1996), Vera Drake (2004) and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) for example. Boualem Sansal, Algerian writer. Le serment des barbares (1999) and Rue Darwin (2011) are some of his works. Charlotte Gainsbourg, British actress and vocal artist. She was in e.g. The little Thief (1988), The Science of Sleep (2006), Antichrist (2009) and Melancholia (2011). Jake Gyllenhaal, US-American actor who acted in e.g. Donnie Darko (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Zodiac (2007) and Source Code (2011). Barbara Sukowa, German actress and vocal artist who acted in e.g. Lola (1981), Marianne and Juliane (1981), Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen (2009). François Ozon, French director and screenwriter of e.g. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000), 8 Women (2002), Swimming Pool (2003) and Potiche (2010). Anton Corbijn, Dutch photographer, designer and filmmaker. Some of his films are Control (2007), The American (2010) and A Most Wanted Man whoch is in preparation. Asghar Farhadi, Iranian director and screenwriter. Some his films are A Beautiful City (2004), Fire Work Wednesday (2006), About Elly (2009), Nader And Simin. A Seperation (2011).
Let's look forward to another great Berlinale in 2013. C;