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Berlinale 2013: A Guide To The Competition

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 8, 2013 at 11:11AM

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival has officially kicked off, which 11 days of cinematic discovery in the German capital culminating on February 17th.
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Berlin International Film Festival

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival has officially kicked off, which 11 days of cinematic discovery in the German capital culminating on February 17th.

In total, 19 films will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears this year, with an additional 5 films screening in the official program out of competition. 

Indiewire has a list of all those films below. Click on the film titles for more information as well as a listed of Criticwire grades as they come in.

Before Midnight
USA / Greece
By Richard Linklater
With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
International Premiere / out of competition

Camille Claudel 1915
France
By Bruno Dumont
With Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent
World Premiere

The Croods
USA
By Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders
With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
World premiere / out of competition

Dark Blood
The Netherlands
By George Sluizer
With River Phoenix († 1993), Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black
International Premiere / out of competition

Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (A Long and Happy Life)
Russian Federation
By Boris Khlebnikov
With Alexander Yatsenko, Eugene Sitiy, Anna Kotova
World Premiere

Elle s'en va (On my Way)
France
By Emmanuelle Bercot
With Catherine Deneuve
World Premiere

Epizoda u životu berača željeza (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker)
Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Slovenia
By Danis Tanovic
With Senada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Semsa Mujic
World Premiere

Gloria
Chile/Spain
By Sebastián Lelio
With Paulina García, Sergio Hernández
World premiere

Gold
Germany
By Thomas Arslan
With Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Uwe Bohm, Lars Rudolph, Peter Kurth, Rosa Enskat, Wolfgang Packhäuser
World Premiere

The Grandmaster
Hong Kong
By Wong Kar Wai
With Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen
International premiere / out of competition

Layla Fourie
Germany/South Africa/France/Netherlands
By Pia Marais
With Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks
World Premiere

The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
USA
By Fredrik Bond – feature debut
With Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint, James Buckley
International Premiere

"Vic and Flo Saw a Bear"
"Vic and Flo Saw a Bear"
Night Train to Lisbon
Germany/Switzerland/Portugal
By Bille August
With Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, August Diehl, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling
World Premiere / out of competition

Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon (Nobody's Daughter Haewon)
Republic of Korea
By Hong Sangsoo
With Eunchae Jung, Sunkyun Lee
World premiere

Paradies: Hoffnung (Paradise: Hope)
Austria/France/Germany
By Ulrich Seidl
With Melanie Lenz, Vivian Bartsch, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas
World premiere

Parde (Closed Curtain)
Iran
By Jafar Panahi and Kambozia Partovi
With Kambozia Partovi, Maryam Moghadam,Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadh Torabi, Agha Olia, Zeynab Khanum, Boy
World Premiere

Poziţia Copilului (Child's Pose)
Romania
By Călin Peter Netzer
With Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu
World premiere

Prince Avalanche
USA
By David Gordon Green
With Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
International Premiere

Promised Land
USA
By Gus Van Sant
With Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook
International premiere

La Religieuse (The Nun)
France/Germany/Belgium
By Guillaume Nicloux
With Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck
World Premiere

Side Effects
USA
By Steven Soderbergh
With Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum
International Premiere

Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons)
Kazakhstan/Germany
By Emir Baigazin - Feature debut
With Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov
World Premiere

Vic+Flo ont vu un ours (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear)
Canada
By Denis Côté
With Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin
World Premiere

W imię... (In the Name of)
Poland
By Małgośka Szumowska
With Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kościukiewicz
World Premiere





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