Friday, January 21, 2011

Madonna “Very Likely” to Present at Berlinale

US megastar Madonna is “very likely” to present extracts of her new film “W.E” in a private screening on the sidelines of the Berlin film festival next month, organizers said on Friday.

“It is very likely that she will come to Berlin, but it has nothing to do with the festival. As far as we know, she is presenting her latest film on the sidelines of the festival,” said a Berlinale spokesman.

“She has rented a cinema for a private screening at the European Film Market (EFM)”, running in parallel to the Berlinale, which runs from February 10 to 20, added the spokesman.

An EFM spokeswoman was unable to confirm the superstar’s appearance but said she understood that excerpts would be shown in Berlin to a select audience.
Berlin daily newspaper Tagesspiegel reported that the screening would take place during the first week of the Berlinale.

According to another Berlin newspaper, BZ, the official premiere of the film is planned for the Cannes Film Festival in May.