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River Phoenix's Final Film DARK BLOOD Among Berlin Film Festival Line-Up

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The Berlin Film Festival will run from February 7 - 17. Yesterday the final films in the official line up were announced, bringing the total to 24.

Included in the latest list of films were the late River Phoenix's last film, Dark Blood. The film stars Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black and tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. Boy's solitude is interrupted when a Hollywood jet-set couple who are travelling across the desert become stranded after their car breaks down. The couple are rescued by Boy, who then holds them prisoner because of his desire for the woman and his ambition to create a better world with her.

Also on the festival's roster, David Gordon Greene's Prince Avalanche and Before Midnight, both premiering at next month's Sundance Film Festival.

The following films have been added to the festival's line-up:

Before Midnight
USA/Greece
By Richard Linklater
With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
International Premiere / out of competition

Dark Blood
The Netherlands
By George Sluizer
With River Phoenix († 1993), Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black
International Premiere / out of competition

Dolgaya Schastlivaya Zhizn (A Long And Happy Life)
Russian Federation
By Boris Khlebnikov
With Alexander Yatsenko, Eugene Sitiy, Anna Kotova
World Premiere

Night Train To Lisbon
Germany/Switzerland/Portugal
By Bille August
With Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, August Diehl, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling
World Premiere / out of competition

Prince Avalanche
USA
By David Gordon Green
With Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
International Premiere

Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons)
Kazakhstan/Germany
By Emir Baigazin
With Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov
World Premiere

Vic+Flo Ont Vu Un Ours (Vic+Flo Saw A Bear)
Canada
By Denis Côté
With Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin
World Premiere

W Imi?... (In The Name Of)
Poland
By Ma?go?ka Szumowska
With Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Ko?ciukieiwcz
World Premiere


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