Matt Damon's PROMISED LAND & More to Compete at 63rd Berlin Film Festival
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by Movies News Desk
The Berlin Film Festival has announced the names of the first film titles that will compete at the 63rd event in February, 2013. Included in the line-up will be the premiere of Gus Van Sant's Promised Land starring and written by, Matt Damon and John Krasinski. Dreamworks Animation's The Croods will also premiere at the event, running from February 7-17.
PROMISED LAND will open in theaters on December 28, 2012. Damon plays Steve Butler, a corporate salesman who arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Ms. McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Mr. Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Mr. Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.
The films which will compete in the 63rd Berlin Film Festival are: