Berlin scholars study Scott, sex and Potter

Campus focuses on shooting sex and production design

LONDON — Ridley Scott, controversial French director Catherine Breillat and a host of Oscar winners will top the bill at next year’s Talent Campus, the Berlin film fest’s school that gathers together 500 young film-makers from 89 countries.

Scott will be attending a session on production design with his daughter Jordan Scott and Dante Ferretti, the production designer on “The Aviator,” and “Gangs of New York.” Jordan Scott’s latest short movie “Thunder Perfect Mind,” which was co-directed by her father, will be screened at the event.

Breillat, whose films have repeatedly attracted the censors’ attentions, will be giving a tutorial on directing sex scenes.

Breillat’s films have included every sex scene imaginable: her last pic “Anatomy of Hell” opens with a shot of male-on-male fellatio and her 2002 “Sex Is Comedy” centers entirely on the shooting of a scene from her 2001 movie “Fat Girl,” in which a 15-year-old girl is deflowered by a guy whose member is encased in an erect prosthetic penis.

A third session will provide an insight into the way cinematography, production design and costume design work together, led by cinematographer Christopher Doyle (“2046,” “In the Mood for Love,” “Hero”), and two Oscar-winners: costume designer Emi Wada (“House of Flying Daggers,” “Hero,” and “Ran”) and production designer Anna Asp (“Fanny and Alexander,” “Smilla’s Sense of Snow.”)

Production designer Stuart Craig, who won Oscars for “The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Gandhi,” will deliver a talk on how he created the world of Harry Potter.

All sessions will be open to the public and will run from 2 p.m. Feb. 13-17 at Berlin’s House of World Cultures.

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