Berlinale 2016: List of films in competition completed


The 66th Berlin International Film Festival which is set to open on February 11th has issued its final completed list of films in competition.

4 Wochen (24 WeeksGermany By Anne Zohra Berrached (Two Mothers)

With Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske

World premiere

Chang Jiang Tu (CrosscurrentPeople’s Republic of China By Yang Chao (Passages)

With Qin Hao, Xin Zhi Lei

World premiere

Chi-Raq USA By Spike Lee (Malcom X, Do the Right Thing)

With Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

International  premiere – Out of competition

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars (News from planet Mars) France / Belgium

By Dominik Moll (Lemming, Harry, He’s Here to Help)

With François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens, Jeanne Guittet, Tom Rivoire

World premiere – Out of competiton

Inhebbek Hedi (HediTunisia / Belgium / France By Mohamed Ben Attia

With Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumessoudi, Omnia Ben Ghali

World premiere – First feature

Mahana (The PatriarchNew Zealand By Lee Tamahori (The Devil’s Double, Die Another Day, Once Were Warriors)

With Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty, Regan Taylor, Maria Walker

World premiere – Out of competiton

Saint Amour France / Belgium By Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (Mammuth, Le grand soir)

With Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette

World premiere – Out of competiton

Soy Nero Germany / France / Mexico By Rafi Pitts (The Hunter, It’s Winter)

With Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darell Britt-Gibson, Michael Harney

World premiere

As announced in previous press releases, the programme also includes:

Alone in Berlin by Vincent Perez (Germany / France / United Kingdom)

Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice) by Denis Côté (Canada)

Cartas da guerra (Letters from War) by Ivo M. Ferreira (Portugal)

Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! (A Dragon Arrives!) by Mani Haghighi (Iran)

Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy / France) – documentary

Genius by Michael Grandage (United Kingdom / USA) – First feature

Hail, Caesar! by Joel and Ethan Coen (USA / United Kingdom) – Out of competition

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) by Lav Diaz (Philippines / Singapore)

Kollektivet (The Commune) by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands)

L’avenir (Things to Come) by Mia Hansen-Løve (France / Germany)

Midnight Special by Jeff Nichols (USA)

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) by André Téchiné (France)

Smrt u Sarajevu / Mort à Sarajevo (Death in Sarajevo) by Danis Tanović (France / Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Zero Days by Alex Gibney (USA) – documentary

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci (United States of Love) by Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland / Sweden)

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