Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Competition Pics & Berlinale Special Pics

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The Berlin Film Festival has revealed its first 14 films selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special sections for the 67th edition of the fest next year. Ten productions and co-productions have so far been selected to get a chance of winning a Golden or Silver Bear in February, and nine of them are world premieres, including: Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall; Sally Potter’s The Party, starring Emily Mortimer and Cillian Murphy; Sebastián Lelio’s Una Mujer Fantástica; and Teresa Villaverde’s Colo.

In the Berlinale Special section, which presents topical works by contemporary filmmakers, four titles have been announced including Fernando Trueba’s The Queen of Spain, starring Penelope Cruz and Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx.

The Berlin Film Festival runs February 9-17, 2017.

Here’s the list of movies unveiled today:

A teströl és a lélekröl (On Body and Soul)
By Ildiko Enyedi
With Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider
World premiere

Ana, mon amour
Romania / Germany / France
By Călin Peter Netzer
With Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Carmen Tănase, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov
World premiere

Beuys – Documentary
By Andres Veiel
World premiere

Portugal / France
By Teresa Villaverde
With João Pedro Vaz, Alice Albergaria Borges, Beatriz Batarda, Clara Jost
World premiere

The Dinner
By Oren Moverman
With Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny
World premiere

France / Senegal / Belgium / Germany / Lebanon
By Alain Gomis
With Véro Tshanda Beya, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka
World premiere

The Party
United Kingdom
By Sally Potter
With Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
World premiere

Pokot (Spoor)
Poland / Germany / Czech Republic / Sweden / Slovak Republic
By Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, Bitter Harvest, In Darkness)
With Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Miroslav Krobot, Jakub Gierszał, Patricia Volny, Borys Szyc
World premiere

Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)
By Aki Kaurismäki (The Match Factory Girl, Juha, Le Havre)
With Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji
International premiere

Una Mujer Fantástica
Chile / Germany / USA / Spain
By Sebastián Lelio
With Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera
World premiere

Berlinale Special

Berlinale Special Gala at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

La Reina de España (The Queen of Spain)
By Fernando Trueba
With Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Neus Asensi, Ana Belén
International premiere

Le jeune Karl Marx (The Young Karl Marx)
France / Germany / Belgium
By Raoul Peck
With August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Hannah Steele, Olivier Gourmet
World premiere

Últimos días en La Habana (Last Days in Havana)
Cuba / Spain
By Fernando Pérez
With Jorge Martínez, Patricio Wood, Gabriela Ramos
European premiere

Berlinale Special at the Volksbühne

Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day)
Federal Republic of Germany 1972 – TV series with 5 episodes
By Rainer Werner Fassbinder
With Hanna Schygulla, Gottfried John, Luise Ullrich, Werner Finck, Irm Hermann
World premiere of the restored version

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