Isabel Coixet film with Juliette Binoche to open Berlin festival

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ISTANBUL . KAZINFORM "Nobody Wants the Night," the most recent work by Spanish director Isabel Coixet, will open next month's 65th Berlin International Film Festival, the organizers of the festival announced on Friday.

The Feb. 5 opening gala will mark the world premiere of the Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production, which will also be vying for the Golden Bear award in the Berlinale's international competition, organizers said in a press release. Set in 1908, in the Arctic region of Greenland, the adventure film "focuses on courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory," the press release read. Academy Award-winning French actress Juliette Binoche ("Camille Claudel 1915," "The English Patient"), Japan's Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel," "The Brothers Bloom") and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne ("The Usual Suspects," "Miller's Crossing") are among the film's ensemble cast. "I'm very pleased that ‘Nobody Wants the Night' will open the 2015 Berlinale. Isabel Coixet has created an impressive and perceptive portrait of two women in extreme circumstances," Berlin Film Festival Director Dieter Kosslick was quoted as saying in the press release. Six films by Coixet have already been presented in various sections of past Berlinale programs, including "My Life Without Me" (2003) and "Elegy" (2008) in competition. Coixet was a member of the 2009 festival's international jury, TODAY'S ZAMAN reports.

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