Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Adds Snowpiercer to Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Adds Snowpiercer to Line-Up

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Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi action thriller helps complete the Forum section of the Berlinale.

The Forum strand of the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has completed its 2014 programme with a series of special screenings.

These include Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho's adaptation of a French comic by Jean-Marc Rochette, starring Chris Evans, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton.

The Korean production, known there as Seolguk-yeolcha, is set during an impending ice age, whose last survivors are left circling the earth in a non-stop express train.

Producer Park Chan-wook, director Bong Joon-ho, actors Song Kang-ho, Ko Asung, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton and author Rochette will attend the screening.

Interview: Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer

Other new additions to the Forum special screenings include two documentaries about the recent upheavals in Egypt. These include the world premiere of Viola Shafik's Arij (Scent of Revolution) and Jehane Noujaim's recently Oscar-nominated documentary Al midan (The Square). …

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