The Complete Slate for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival Competition Programme is Announced

The Competition of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 20 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears. The following countries are participating: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the USA. The Competition programme includes 18 world premieres and three feature debut.

The following films will complete in the Competition programme:

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

By Richard Linklater (Before MidnightMe & Orson Welles)
With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater
International premiere

Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House
By Yoji Yamada (Tokyo FamilyAbout Her Brother)
With Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho, Takataro Kataoka
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)
By Hans Petter Moland (A Somewhat Gentle ManThe Beautiful Country)
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 (MoveRenn, wenn du kannst)
With Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter
World premiere

La belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast
France / Germany
By Christophe Gans (Silent HillBrotherhood of the Wolf)
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 (A Week AloneAna and the OthersNormal School)
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 (London RiverLittle Senegal)
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 (Suely in the SkyMadame Satã)
With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa
World premiere

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

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

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

The Award Ceremony will take place at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February 15th, 2014. The event will close with a screening of the winner of the Golden Bear.

The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections: great international cinema in the Competition, independent and art house inPanorama, films for young audiences in Generation, new discoveries and promising talents from the German film scene in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, avant garde, experimental and unfamiliar cinematography in the Forum and Forum Expanded, and an exploration of cinematic possibilities inBerlinale Shorts. The Berlinale Special, including Berlinale Special Gala, is showing new and extraordinary productions and honours great cinema personalities. The programme is rounded out by a Retrospective as well as an Homage, which focuses on the œuvre of a great personality of cinema, curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Beginning in 2013, theRetrospective expanded to include presentations of Berlinale Classics. They show current restorations of film classics as well as rediscovered films.

Furthermore the Berlinale has regularly organised a programme of special presentations that open up new perspectives, provide insight into key themes, make new connections and explore realms where film intersects with other creative disciplines. Food, pleasure and the environment – these are the topics that lie at the centre of the Culinary Cinema„Berlinale Goes Kiez“ is travelling from arthouse cinema to arthouse cinema within the city to present selected films from the Berlinale programme and„NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema“ is devoted to the cinematic story-telling of Indigenous peoples worldwide.