January 21st, 2012 / 10 Comments


I feel like doing a happy dance too Georges! ;)  Yes, the fantastic news is that Bel Ami is confirmed for the Berlin International Film Festival (9-19th February 2012).  Not too many details available as yet but the official press release gave us the following confirmation:

Further films in the Competition programme:

Bel Ami
Great Britain
By Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (feature debut)
With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci
World premiere / out of competition

Click here for full press release

Also, further confirmation from The Hollywood Reporter: Bel Ami will have its world premiere out of competition at the Berlin international film festival.

So watch this space – things are picking up pace for Georges (finally!).  So, so exciting!!!!

Thanks PattinsonLife via @patsystew

  • lise-lou
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    Am doing the Georges happy dance round my lounge room. WOOT!!!! So fantastic to get this news! Thanks Jules *skips off*

  • mema
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    will lucky to all the fan on Berlin wish to theme happy time 🙂

  • liz
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    Hello @Jules!
    I have questions of course but first lets say that this is all VERY exciting!
    Do they have to be selected to screen at these film festivals, or is it an open invitation?
    And, what does out of competition mean?

  • Maria
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    How excitement

    @liz usually they are selected but mainly if they are up for awards at the respective festival.

    Out of competition means that it won’t be up for any of the festivals awards like a Golden Bear.

    Sometimes films just have their world premieres at film festivals like Inglorious Basterds did at Cannes in 2009.

    I’m sure there will be clearer explanations on the BFF site – if you click on the first link Jules has provided and go to home there is a section on awards.

    I think also if you search our earlier posts @larry411 had an explanation of how BA might make it into the BFF 🙂

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    Wooo hoooo *joins in the Georges happy dance* Hehe I LOVE that pic you used Jules – it’s perfect. So so exciting. Things really are starting to move now for Georges – yes FINALLY *claps hands* Cannot wait to hear more 😀 Thanks Jules!

  • Jules
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    I know girls – such excitement, right?? *happy grin* Thanks @Maria for answering those questions from @Liz. Sorry there’s not much information around Liz – I’m sure that’s going to change very soon though. 🙂

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 21, 2012

    Fabulous!!! Got a spare bed @Jules? LOL!!

  • Liz
    Posted on January 22, 2012

    Thanks ladies!
    I’m just glad it’s on it’s way 🙂
    But the idea of him finally getting serious kudos for his ability – well that’s just fantastic!

  • Vicky
    Posted on January 22, 2012

    Awesome news!!!!

  • Val
    Posted on January 22, 2012

    Goodness me, I go offline for a couple of days and RPAU exploded with news! Always the way 🙂 @Jules, awesome news for you, super excited for you as everyone else is, re Georges tix, and he he he, the personal countdown clock! 😛 Ladies, you all rock! Thanks for explaining re awards etc @Maria; I too had no idea what any of that meant, thank goodness you asked, @Liz, I thought I was the only one who hadn’t a clue! 😉

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