berlinaleofficialposterThere are 20 films out of 23 in the Competition section that will vie for the Golden and Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival. Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, will have its international premiere in competition this year after Linklater and Hawke were in town in 2013 in support of Before Midnight‘s out-of-competition berth. Christophe Gans’ Beauty And The Beast with Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux, also will have its international premiere, albeit out of competition. Rachid Bouchareb’s English-language Two Men In Town, starring Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn and Luis Guzmán, is a world premiere. The official section is low on movies from U.S. directors with only Boyhood and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel scoring competition slots. Budapest Hotel opens the festival and George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is screening in the main group, but it is not competing. China is well-represented with three films vying for prizes, including Blind Massage, the latest from provocative helmer Lou Ye, and recent hit No Man’s Land. The fest runs February 6-16. A full list of the titles announced today is below; the previously announced films can be found here:


Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
People’s Republic of China
By Yinan Diao (Night Train, Uniform)
With Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang
World premiere

By Richard Linklater
With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater
International premiere

Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House)
By Yoji Yamada
With Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho
International premiere

Historia Del Miedo (History Of Fear)
Argentina / Uruguay / Germany / France
By Benjamin Naishtat – feature debut
With Jonathan Da Rosa, Claudia Cantero, Mirella Pascual, Cesar Bordon, Tatiana Gimenez
World premiere

By Edward Berger
With Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
World premiere

Kraftidioten (In Order Of Disappearance)
Norway / Sweden / Denmark
By Hans Petter Moland
With Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
World premiere

Kreuzweg (Stations Of The Cross)
By Dietrich Brüggemann
With Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter
World premiere

La Belle Et La Bête (Beauty And The Beast)
France / Germany
By Christophe Gans
With Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier
International premiere – Out of competition

La Tercera Orilla (The Third Side of the River)
Argentina / Germany / Netherlands
By Celina Murga
With Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gaby Ferrero, Irina Wetzel, Dylan Agostini van del Boch
World premiere

La Voie De L‘Ennemi (Two Men In Town)
France / Algeria / USA / Belgium
By Rachid Bouchareb
With Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzmán, Dolores Heredia
World premiere

By Sudabeh Mortezai – feature debut
With Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva
World premiere

Praia Do Futuro
Brazil / Germany
By Karim Aïnouz
With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa
World premiere

Tui Na (Blind Massage)
People’s Republic of China / France
By Ye Lou
With Hao Qin, Xiaodong Guo, Lei Zhang
World premiere

Wu Ren Qu (No Man’s Land)
People’s Republic of China
By Hao Ning
With Zheng Xu, Nan Yu, Bo Huang, Bujie Duo
International premiere

Zwischen Welten (Inbetween Worlds)
By Feo Aladag
With Ronald Zehrfeld
World premiere