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Berlin Will World Premiere New Films From Simon Curtis, Anton Corbijn and Alex Ross Perry

Berlin Will World Premiere New Films From Simon Curtis, Anton Corbijn and Alex Ross Perry

The Berlin International Film Festival’s Special Galas selections have been announced and include many international premieres. Most notable is the inclusion of Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” which just this morning earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The Gala lineups also include world premieres from directors Simon Curtis (“My Week with Marilyn”)
 and Anton Corbijn (“A Most Wanted Man”)
. 


The festival also released the lineup for its Forum 2015: Looking Forward, Looking Back section. The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main program, of which 31 are world premieres and ten international premieres. Included in the lineup is Alex Ross Perry’s follow-up to “Listen Up Philip,” “Queen of Earth,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston.

Additionally, Berlinale has announced that on February 10, the Berlinale Co-Production Market is inviting those active in the industry to the new CoPro Series pitching for the first time. CoPro Series is an exclusive event of Drama Series Days, the official new platform for serial content at the European Film Market and Berlinale Co-Production Market.

All three sections are listed below:  

Berlinale Special Galas

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast
“Love & Mercy”
USA    
By Bill Pohlad (Old Explorers)
With John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
European premiere


“Selma”

United Kingdom / USA

By Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere)

With David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo

International premiere



“Woman in Gold”

United Kingdom / USA

By Simon Curtis 
With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl

World premiere



Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast

“Life”

United Kingdom / Canada

By Anton Corbijn 
With Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley

World premiere



Berlinale Special Gala at the Kino International

“Virgin Mountain”
Iceland / Denmark
By Dagur Kári (The Good Heart)
With Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdottir
World premiere



Berlinale Special Matinée at the Kino International

”Breathe Umphefumlo” (“La Bohème”)South AfricaBy Mark Dornford-May (U-Carmen ekhayelitsha)With Pauline Malefane, Mandisi Dyantyis, Busisiwe Ngejane, Mhlekazi MosieaWorld premiere



Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele


”Die abhandene Welt” (“The Misplaced World”)
Germany
By Margarethe von Trotta (Rosenstraße)
With Katja Riemann, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Habich, Gunnar Moeller
World premiere



”The Seventh Fire” – documentary
USA
By Jack Pettibone Riccobono (Rage for Sale, The Sacred Food)
World premiere



“Torneranno i prati” (“Greenery Will Bloom Again”)
Italy
By Ermanno Olmi (Terra Madre, The Tree of Wooden Clogs)
With Claudio Santamaria, Alessandro Sperduti, Francesco Formichetti, Andrea Di Maria
German premiere

The films of the 45th Forum:
Abaabi ba boda boda (The Boda Boda Thieves) von Yes! That’s Us, Uganda / Südafrika / Kenia / Deutschland – WP
Al-wadi (The Valley) von Ghassan Salhab, Libanon / Frankreich / Deutschland
Balikbayan #1 (Memories of Overdevelopment Redux) von Kidlat Tahimik, Philippinen – WP
Beira-Mar (Seashore) von Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon, Brasilien – WP
Ben Zaken von Efrat Corem, Israel – IP
Brasil S/A (Brazilian Dream) von Marcelo Pedroso, Brasilien – IP
Ce gigantesque retournement de la terre (This Gigantic Furrowing of the Ground) von Claire Angelini, Frankreich – WP
Chaiki (The Gulls) von Ella Manzheeva, Russische Föderation – WPCheol won gi haeng (End of Winter) von Kim Dae-hwan, Republik Korea – IP
Counting von Jem Cohen, USA – WP
Dari Marusan von Izumi Takahashi, Japan – IP
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills von Marcin Malaszczak, Deutschland/Polen/USA – WP
Le dos rouge (Portrait of the Artist) von Antoine Barraud, Frankreich – IP
Exotica, Erotica, Etc. von Evangelia Kranioti, Frankreich – WP
Flotel Europa von Vladimir Tomic, Dänemark / Serbien – WP
The Forbidden Room von Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Kanada 
Freie Zeiten (After Work) von Janina Herhoffer, Deutschland – WP
Futaba kara toku hanarete dainibu (Nuclear Nation II) von Atsushi Funahashi, Japan – IP
Der Geldkomplex (El complejo de dinero) von Juan Rodrigáñez, Spanien – WP
Il gesto delle mani (Hand Gestures) von Francesco Clerici, Italien – WP
H. von Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia, Argentinien / USA – IP
Hedi Schneider steckt fest von Sonja Heiss, Deutschland / Norwegen – WP
Histoire de Judas (The Story of Judas) von Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Frankreich – WP
Hotline von Silvina Landsmann, Israel / Frankreich – WP
K von Emyr ap Richard, Darhad Erdenibulag, Volksrepublik China / Großbritannien – WP
Koza von Ivan Ostrochovský, Slowakische Republik / Tschechische Republik – WP
Madare ghalb atomi (Atom Heart Mother) von Ali Ahmadzadeh, Iran – WP
La maldad (Evilness) von Joshua Gil, Mexiko – WP
Mar von Dominga Sotomayor, Chile / Argentinien – IP
Mizu no koe o kiku (The Voice of Water) von Masashi Yamamoto, Japan – IP
La mujer de barro (The Mud Woman) von Sergio Castro San Martín, Chile / Argentinien – WP
Nefesim kesilene kadar (Until I Lose My Breath) von Emine Emel Balcı, Türkei / Deutschland – WP
La nuit et l’enfant (The Night and the Kid) von David Yon, Frankreich – WP
Queen of Earth von Alex Ross Perry, USA – WP
Rabo de Peixe (Fish Tail) von Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel, Portugal – WP
La sirène de Faso Fani (The Siren of Faso Fani) von Michel K. Zongo, Frankreich / Burkina Faso / Deutschland – WP
Sueñan los androides (Androids Dream) von Ion de Sosa, Spanien / Deutschland – IP
Superwelt (Superworld) von Karl Markovics, Österreich – WP
Thamaniat wa ushrun laylan wa bayt min al-sheir (Twenty-Eight Nights and A Poem) von Akram Zaatari, Libanon / Frankreich – WP
Über die Jahre (Over the Years) von Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Österreich – WP
Viaggio nella dopo-storia (Journey into Post-History) von Vincent Dieutre, Frankreich – WP
Violencia (Violence) von Jorge Forero, Kolumbien / Mexiko – WP
Zurich von Sacha Polak, Niederlande /Deutschland / Belgien – WP

Official selection of projects for the CoPro Series 2015
(listed alphabetically by production company): “Behind the Moon at that Time” (Anat Assoulin Productions), Israel”The White Rhino Hotel” (Belladonna Productions), Germany & USA”Hierro” (Portocabo), Spain”Valkyrien” (Tordenfilm), Norway”Babylon Berli”n (X Filme), Germany Project selected in cooperation with Séries Mania:”Tabula Rasa” (Caviar), Belgium

READ MORE: Berlin International Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup

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