The first group of titles selected for the Berlin Film Festival competition have been unveiled with new offerings from Gus Van Sant and Benoît Jacquot among them. Two Berlinale Special Galas have also joined the lineup. Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs was previously announced as the opening night film, which will also play in competition.
New films added to the roster include Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara. A biopic of quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, it will be playing Sundance before heading to the German capital. Also in the lineup is Jacquot’s Eva starring Isabelle Huppert in its world premiere.
So far two films have been invited to participate in the Berlinale Special. They are: Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop and Lars Kraume’s Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer. Berlin kicks off on February 15.
Here’s the full list of titles revealed today:
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
By Gus Van Sant
Russian Federation/ Poland/Serbia
By Alexey German Jr
By Benoit Jacquot
By Laura Bispuri
In Den Gängen
By Thomas Stuber
Mein Bruder Heißt Robert Und Ist Ein Idiot
By Philip Gröning
By Małgorzata Szumowska
BERLINALE SPECIAL GALAS
By Isabel Coixet
Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer
By Lars Kraume