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Berlinale Announces First Competition Titles; Ulrich Seidl, Gus Van Sant Included

Berlinale Announces First Competition Titles; Ulrich Seidl, Gus Van Sant Included

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival has announced the first six films from its competition lineup. 

The films include productions and co-productions from Austria, Chile, France, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Spain and the USA.

In addition, the festival announced that Christian Rost and Claus Strigel will present the world premiere of their documentary “Unter Menschen” (Redemption Impossible) in the Berlinale Special.

The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival runs February 7-17, 2013.
By Sebastián Lelio (La Sagrada Familia, Navidad, El año del tigre)
With Paulina García, Sergio Hernández
World premiere
Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon)
Republic of Korea
By Hong Sangsoo (Night and Day, Hahaha, In Another Country)
With Eunchae Jung, Sunkyun Lee
World premiere
Paradies: Hoffnung (Paradise: Hope)
By Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days, Import Export, Paradise: Love)
With Melanie Lenz, Vivian Bartsch, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas
World premiere
Poziţia Copilului (Child’s Pose)
By Călin Peter Netzer (Maria, Medal of Honor, Zapada mieilor)
With Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu
World premiere
Promised Land
By Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, Milk)
With Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook
International premiere
The Croods – animated film in 3D
By Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon)
With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
World premiere / out of competition
Berlinale Special
Unter Menschen (Redemption Impossible) – Documentary
By Christian Rost, Claus Strigel
World premiere

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