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BERLIN 2016 Competition

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The contenders for the Bears at Berlin are all present and correct

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- The last eight titles in the Competition selection of the 66th Berlinale hail from all over the world: Germany, France, Belgium, Tunisia and China, to name a few

The contenders for the Bears at Berlin are all present and correct
24 Weeks by Anne Zohra Berrached

The organisers of the Berlin Film Festival have announced the last eight titles rounding off the Competition selection at the 66th edition of the gathering (11-21 February). The United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, and Eastern and Central Europe already have contenders in the running. Other countries have now been added to the list, but as always, France, Germany and Belgium have a prominent place in the main section of the great Berlin rendezvous. 24 Weeks [+see also:
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by Anne Zohra Berrached and Soy Nero [+see also:
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interview: Rafi Pitts
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 by Rafi Pitts are the new European movies selected, in addition to the co-production Hedi [+see also:
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by Mohamed Ben Attia

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Out of competition, audiences will be able to discover Saint Amour [+see also:
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by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (who have partnered up once again with Gérard Depardieu; he has already been at Berlin with the pair of directors for Mammuth [+see also:
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interview: Gustave Kervern, Benoî…
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, which brought the competition to a close in 2010), News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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by Dominik Moll and Chi-Raq by Spike Lee (United States).

The awards ceremony, where the Golden and Silver Bears will be handed out, will take place at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday 20 February.

Competition (new films selected)

24 Weeks
 [+see also:
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Q&A: Anne Zohra Berrached
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]
 (24 Wochen)
Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany)
Hedi [+see also:
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film profile
]
(Inhebbek Hedi)
Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia/Belgium/France)
Soy Nero [+see also:
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interview: Rafi Pitts
film profile
]
 – Rafi Pitts (Germany/France/Mexico)
Crosscurrent (Chang Jiang Tu) - Yang Chao (China)

Out of competition

Saint Amour [+see also:
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trailer
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Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (France/Belgium)
News from Planet Mars [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
Dominik Moll (France/Belgium)
Chi-RaqSpike Lee (United States)
The Patriarch (Mahana)Lee Tamahori (New Zealand)

Competition (already announced)

The Commune [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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]
- Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden/the Netherlands)
Death in Sarajevo [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Danis Tanovic
film profile
]
- Danis Tanović (France/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Being 17 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: André Téchiné
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
film profile
]
- André Téchiné (France)
Fire at Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
]
- Gianfranco Rosi (Italy/France)
Things to Come [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Mia Hansen-Løve
film profile
]
- Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany)
United States of Love [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Tomasz Wasilewski
film profile
]
- Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland/Sweden)
Letters from War [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Ivo M Ferreira
film profile
]
- Ivo M Ferreira (Portugal)
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery - Lav Diaz (Philippines/Singapore)
A Dragon Arrives! - Mani Haghighi (Iran)
Alone in Berlin [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Vincent Perez (Germany/France/United Kingdom)
Boris without Béatrice - Denis Côté (Canada)
Genius [+see also:
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]
- Michael Grandage (United States/United Kingdom)
Midnight Special - Jeff Nichols (United States)
Zero Days - Alex Gibney (United States)

(Translated from French)

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