Berlinale Special Adds Pernilla August’s ‘A Serious Game’, Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’

The Berlinale Special, part of the official Berlin Film Festival program, has added five titles to the eight-strong lineup of contemporary works. Joining such previously announced films as Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next, is Pernilla August’s A Serious Game. The adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg’s classic romantic novel is based on a screenplay written by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated director Lone Scherfig. An epic love story set in turn-of-the-20th-century Stockholm, the cast includes The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Michael Nyqvist, and Mikkel Boe Folsgaard who won the Best Actor Silver Bear for A Royal Affair in 2012 and also starred the August-helmed TV drama The Legacy. TrustNordisk has international sales.

Also joining the non-competitive section is Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biography A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine; and Don Cheadle’s directing debut Miles Ahead in which he plays Miles Davis. Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg also star. Berlin kicks off on February 11. Below is the full list of new Special titles:


A Quiet Passion
Dir: Terence Davies

Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

A Serious Game
Dir: Pernilla August

Miles Ahead
Dir: Don Cheadle

National Bird – documentary
Dir: Sonia Kennebeck

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