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BERLIN 2015 Competition

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Nineteen films to duke it out for the Golden Bear


- The full programme for the Competition section of the 65th Berlin Film Festival has been unveiled, and Wim Wenders is among the new arrivals

Nineteen films to duke it out for the Golden Bear
Aferim! by Radu Jude

Following two series of announcements, in the run-up to Christmas and last week, the organisers of the 65th Berlin Film Festival (5-15 February) have unveiled the last few titles, thus rounding off the programme of the Competition section. All in all, the programme comprises 19 hopefuls for the Bears and four titles out of competition. Twenty-one of these 23 movies will be screening as world premieres at the gathering.

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It is also worth pointing out that 16 of the films on the programme are European productions or co-productions.

Here is the list of the titles that round off the Berlin 2015 Competition selection:

- Aferim! by Radu Jude (Romania/Bulgaria/Czech Republic)
- El botón de nácar (The Pearl Button) by Patricio Guzmán (France/Chile/Spain) – documentary
- El Club (The Club) by Pablo Larraín (Chile)
- Ten no chasuke (Chasuke's Journey) by Sabu (Japan)
- Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin) by Laura Bispuri (Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Kosovo)
- Elser (13 Minutes) by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Germany) – out of competition
- Every Thing Will Be Fine by Wim Wenders (Germany/Canada/France/Sweden/Norway), starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josée Croze – out of competition 

The films that had already been announced are: 

- Nobody Wants the Night by Isabel Coixet (Spain/France/Bulgaria) – opening film
- Body by Malgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
- Diary of a Chambermaid by Benoît Jacquot (France)
- Victoria by Sebastian Schipper (Germany)
- Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming) by Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
- Eisenstein in Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands/Mexico/Belgium/Finland)
- 45 Years by Andrew Haigh (UK)
- Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds) by Alexey German (Russia/Ukraine/Poland)
- Cha và con và (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories) by Di Phan Dang (Vietnam/France/Germany/Netherlands)
- Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) by Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France)
- Knight of Cups by Terrence Malick (USA)
- Queen of the Desert by Werner Herzog (USA)
- Taxi by Jafar Panahi (Iran)
- Yi bu zhi yao (Gone with the Bullets) by Wen Jiang (China/USA/Hong Kong)
- Mr Holmes by Bill Condon (UK) – out of competition
- Cinderella by Kenneth Branagh (USA) – out of competition

(Translated from Italian)

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