News

Berlinale 2016: First films for Competition and Berlinale Special announced

New films by Denis Coré, Alex Gibney and Vincent Perez to be features in competition

AloneInBerlinANnouncement

The first nine films for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival Competition and Berlinale Special programme have been selected.

Five productions and co-productions from Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom and the US are the newest additions to the Competition programme, where they will also be having their world premieres.

As part of the official programme, Berlinale Special will feature current works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries and unique formats. Three productions have already been invited.

The announcement of the first films selected for the 66th Berlinale, which will run from the 11th to the 21st of February 2016 follows the earlier news of Hail, Caesar! by the Coen Brothers opening the festival with its out of competition screening.

Here is the full list of films selected so far:

Competition:

BORIS WITHOUT BEATRICE, Denis Coré (Canada)
GENIUS, Michael Grandage (UK, USA)
ALONE IN BERLIN, Vincent Perez (Germany, France, UK)
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, Jeff Nichols (USA)
ZERO DAYS, Alex Gibney (USA)

Listen to our interview with director Alex Gibney on his film THE ARMSTRONG LIE from our archive – FRED English channel

Berlinale Special:

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE, Morgan Neville (USA)
THE SEASON IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER, Colin McCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton (UK)

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
Now playing:
Featured Posts