Malick, Greenaway and Dresen to duke it out at Berlin
by Bénédicte Prot
- The first seven titles in the competition section have been announced; among them, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella will be screened out of competition
The first seven selections in the International Competition section of the 65th Berlin Film Festival (5-15 February 2015) have been announced, and they hail from 12 countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Russia, the USA, Mexico and Guatemala; the latter is making its very first appearance in the Berlin-based competition (with a feature debut).
There is certainly no lack of big names in this initial snippet of the list: the new films by Terrence Malick and Peter Greenaway, as well as the latest movie by Berlin- and Cannes-awarded German director Andreas Dresen, are just some of the titles that will be battling it out for the Golden Bear.
Out of competition, audiences will be able to discover Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Walt Disney’s famous cartoon.
Here is the list of the first films selected in the International Competition section of the 65th Berlin Film Festival (in competition and out of competition):
45 Years by Andrew Haigh (UK), starring Charlotte Rampling
As We Were Dreaming by Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
Eisenstein in Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands/Mexico/Belgium/Finland)
Under Electric Clouds by Alexey German (Russia/Ukraine/Poland)
Ixcanul Volcano by Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France)
Knight of Cups by Terrence Malick (USA)
Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh (USA) – out of competition
The remaining films selected for the most prestigious section of the Berlinale will be announced in the coming weeks.
(Translated from French)