Magazine article Screen International

European Film Promotion Unveils 2012 Shooting Stars Longlist

Magazine article Screen International

European Film Promotion Unveils 2012 Shooting Stars Longlist

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UK actor Riz Ahmed and Germany's Anna Maria Mühe are among ten up-and-coming European acting talents selected from a longlist of 23 candidates.

An international jury of film professionals comprising Dutch filmmaker Marleen Gorris, Danish actor and former Shooting Star Thure Lindhardt, producer Ada Solomon, German casting director Simone Bär and UK film journalist Matt Mueller chose the candidates who will be showcased at Berlin in February.

The line-up of five actresses and five actors is as follows:

France - Adèle Haenel (House Of Tolerance, Heat Wave)

Germany - Anna Maria Mühe (Cracks In The Shell, November Child)

Ireland - Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep, Albert Nobbs)

Iceland - Hilmar Guðjónsson (Either Way, Black's Game)

Italy - Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment, Our Life)

Poland - Jakub Giersza? (Suicide Room, All That I Love)

Romania - Ana Ularu (Outbound, Turkey Girl)

Sweden - Bill Skarsgård (Simon And The Oaks, The Crown Jewels)

Switzerland - Max Hubacher (Stationspiraten, The Foster Boy)

UK - Riz Ahmed (Four Lions, Trishna) [pictured]

Speaking on behalf of the jury, Gorris said that it had been a "real challenge" to select the finallists. …

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