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61st Berlinale Locks Down Full 2011 Competition Program

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire January 18, 2011 at 3:26AM

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled the full selection for their Competition Program. 22 films make up the slate, 16 of which will be competing for the awards.
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The 61st Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled the full selection for their Competition Program. 22 films make up the slate, 16 of which will be competing for the awards.

In addition it was announced there will be two special screenings: "Offside," from the convicted Iranian director Jafar Panahi, will be presented on February 11, to coincide with the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution; and the European premiere of Werner Herzog's 3D documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" will be shown in the Berlinale Palast. A total of three 3D films are in the Official Program.

Following the award ceremony on February 19, the winner of the Golden Bear will serve as the closing night film.

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival runs February 10-20.

Competition Program:

"A Torinói Ló" (The Turin Horse) Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland
By Béla Tarr (Satantango, Werckmeister Harmonies)
With János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos
World premiere

"Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland" (Almanya) Germany
By Yasemin Samdereli – debut film
With Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardin, Aylin Tezel,Lilay Huser, Demet Gül
World premiere / Out of Competition

"El premio" (The Prize) Mexico/France/Poland/Germany
By Paula Markovitch – debut film
With Paula Galinelli Hertzog, Sharon Herrera, Laura Agorreca, Viviana Suraniti, Uriel Lasillo
World premiere

"Jodaeiye Nader az Simin" (Nader And Simin, A Separation) Iran
By Asghar Farhadi (About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday)
With Leila Hatami, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi
International premiere

"Les contes de la nuit" (Tales Of The Night) France
By Michel Ocelot
World premiere – animated film in 3D

"Les femmes du 6ème étage" (Service Entrance) France
By Philippe Le Guay (Le coût de la vie)
With Fabrice Lucchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Carmen Maura, Natalia Verbeke
International premiere / Out of Competition

"Margin Call" USA
By JC Chandor – debut film
With Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore , Paul Bettany, Zach Quinto
International premiere

"Mein bester Feind" (My Best Enemy) Austria/Luxemburg
By Wolfgang Murnberger (The Bone Man)
With Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss, Uwe Bohm, Marthe Keller, Udo Samel
World premiere / Out of Competition

"Saranghanda, Saranghaji Anneunda" (Come Rain Come Shine) Republic of Korea
By Lee Yoon-ki (Love Talk, This Charming Girl)
With Lim Soo-jung, Hyan Bin
World premiere

"Schlafkrankheit" (Sleeping Sickness) Germany/France/Netherlands
By Ulrich Köhler (Windows on Monday, Bungalow)
With Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Jenny Schily, Hippolyte Girardot
World premiere

"The Forgiveness Of Blood" USA
By Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace)
With Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Laçej, Refet Abazi, Ilire Vinca, Çelaj, Çun Lajçi
World premiere

"Un Mundo Misterioso" (A Mysterious World) Argentina/Germany/Uruguay
By Rodrigo Moreno (The Custodian)
With Esteban Bigliardi, Cecilia Rainero, Rosario Bléfari
World premiere

"Unknown" Germany/Great Britain/France
By Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan)
With Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz
International premiere / Out of Competition

"V Subbotu" (Innocent Saturday) Russia/Germany/Ukraine
By Alexander Mindadze (Otryv/ Soar)
With Anton Shagin, Svetlana Smirnova-Martsinkievich, Stanislav Rjadinsky, Vjacheslav Petkun, Sergej Gromov
World premiere

Competition films announced on December 15, 2010:

"Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz" (Our Grand Despair) by Seyfi Teoman, Turkey/Germany/Netherlands, world premiere
"Coriolanus" by Ralph Fiennes, Great Britain, world premiere
"Odem" (Lipstikka) by Jonathan Sagall, Israel/Great Britain, world premiere
"Pina" by Wim Wenders, Germany/France, world premiere / out of competition – dance film in 3D
"The Future" by Miranda July, Germany/USA, international premiere
"True Grit" by Joel and Ethan Coen, USA, international premiere / out of competition
"Wer wenn nicht wir" (If Not Us, Who) by Andres Veiel, Germany, world premiere
"Yelling To The Sky" by Victoria Mahoney, USA, world premiere

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