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Lotte Verbeek Dutch Shooting Star

Lotte Verbeek Dutch Shooting Star at Berlin International Film Festival 2010

Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek will participate in the prestigious Shooting Stars event, organized by European Film Promotion EFP, during the Berlin International Film Festival 2010. An international jury selected 10 Shooting Stars. The Shooting Star event will take place from February 13 – 15, 2010.

Lotte Verbeek plays the leading role in the feature film Nothing Personal, directed by Urszula Antoniak and produced by Rinkel Film & TV. This summer Nothing Personal was honored with as many as six awards at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival, including the Leopard for Best First Feature and the FIPRESCI Prize. Lotte Verbeek was awarded the Leopard for Best Actress. Nothing Personal also won the Silver Giraldillo at the Seville Film Festival in Spain and four Golden Calves at the Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht, including a Golden Calf for Best Feature Film and a Golden Calf nomination for Lotte Verbeek for Best Actress.

In Nothing Personal Lotte Verbeek plays the role of Anne, a Dutch girl who prefers nature above people. In Martin (Stephan Rea) who lives on an island in the Irish Connemara, she finds a soul mate. But how do people live together without using any words?

Lotte Verbeek also played one of the leading parts in the Dutch television series Moes and the art-house feature Left by Froukje Tan, which premiered during the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008. Currently Lotte Verbeek is in Italy to shoot the 2-part mini-series Le Ragazze Dello Swing, the true story of the Trio Lescano.

The Shooting Star jury comments on Lotte Verbeek: “This is an actress with a strong presence of mystery. She's capable of communicating some hidden truth, as she effortlessly takes command of what could be simply unlikeable characters and shows you their common humanity and inner strengths.”

Shooting Stars is an initiative of European Film Promotion and aims to internationally highlight young European actors and actresses, since they are the best ambassadors for the international promotion of their films. During the Berlinale, a lot of attention will be given to the potential international career of the Shooting Stars, including presenting them to leading filmmakers, the world press and important international casting directors. The highlight of the event will be when Berlinale Festival Director Dieter Kosslick introduces the Shooting Stars to the Berlinale-Palast audience on Monday 15th February and hands out the Shooting Star Awards.

The nine remaining Shooting Stars are: Zrinka Cvitešić (Croatia), Kryštof Hádek (Czech Republic), Pihla Viitala (Finland), Robert Sheehan (Ireland), Michele Riondino (Italy), Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Norway), Agata Buzek (Poland), Dragos Bucur (Romania) and Edward Hogg (United Kingdom).

Previous Dutch Shooting Stars are Emmy Award winner Maryam Hassouni (Dunya & Desie, Kicks, Sacrifices), Halina Reijn (Black Book, Nadine, Blind), Mimoun Oaïssa (Schnitzel Paradise, Kicks, Shouf Shouf Habibi!), Monic Hendrickx (The Storm, Nadine, Live!, The South, Zus & Zo), Thekla Reuten (The Silent Army, In Bruges, Twin Sisters), Daan Schuurmans (The Dark House, Love is All, Bonkers), Fedja van Huêt (Nadine, Night Run, Guernsey, Wild Mussels, Character), Victor Löw (Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Leak), Tamar van den Dop (Wolfsbergen, Character) and Nadja Hüpscher (Sextet, Dennis P., Rent a Friend).

Former non-Dutch Shooting Stars include the now world-famous actors and actresses Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Franka Potente and Daniel Brühl.

For more information about Shooting Stars: EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION

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