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Berlin International Film Festival 2014: 1st Films for Competition & Berlinale Special

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The First Films for Competition and Berlinale Special has been announced for the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. The 64th Annual Berlin International Film Festival (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin) is “is one of the world’s leading film festivals and most reputable media events…it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates.” This year’s Berlin Film Festival runs from February 6-16, 2014.

The First Films for Competition and Berlinale Special for the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival listing:


United Kingdom
By Yann Demange (Top Boy – TV series)
With Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer
World premiere

Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley)
By Alain Resnais (Smoking/No smoking, On connaît la chanson)
With Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Giradot, Michel Vuillermoz
World premiere

Spain / Canada / France
By Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow)
With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent
World premiere

Die geliebten Schwestern
By Dominik Graf (In Face of the Crime, Lawinen der Erinnerung)
With Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius
World premiere

Greece / Germany / Cyprus
By Yannis Economides (Matchbox, Soul Kicking)
With Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos
World premiere

The Grand Budapest Hotel
United Kingdom / Germany
By Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
World premiere – Opening film

The Monuments Men
Germany / USA
By George Clooney (The Ides of March; Good Night, and Good Luck.)
With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett
International premiere – Out of competition


Berlinale Special

A Long Way Down
United Kingdom
By Pascal Chaumeil (HeartBreaker)
With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots
World premiere

We Come As Friends – documentary
France / Austria
By Hubert Sauper (Darwin‘s Nightmare)
European premiere

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden – documentary
By Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes)
With the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Koch, Josh Radnor, Connie Nielsen, Gustaf Skarsgård
European premiere

The Turning – anthology film
By Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows
With Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving
International premiere

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Source: Wikipedia, Berlinale


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