Berlin film festival aims for cutting edge in 2012

The Berlin film festival, which last year set Iranian drama ‘A Separation’ on the path to global fame, has selected an edgier line-up than normal in 2012 with several up-and-coming directors in the main competition. The risk of showcasing unproven talent this year would be worth it if it helped Berlin shake off a reputation for being more conservative in its programming than rival film festivals, critics said.