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Berlin Announces More 2014 Titles, Including Alain Resnais, Claudia Llosa and a Cate Blanchett Triple Feature

Berlin Announces More 2014 Titles, Including Alain Resnais, Claudia Llosa and a Cate Blanchett Triple Feature

The first seven films for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival’s competition lineup have been announced. Joining previously announced heavyweights “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Wes Anderson’s latest will open the festival) and “The Monuments Men” (George Clooney’s film will have its international premiere out of competition), productions and co-productions from Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom and the US have all been added to what could be a very high-profile year for the Berlinale. Alain Resnais, Claudia Llosa and Yannis Economides are among the filmmakers in that mix.
The festival also announced four films in the Berlinale Special section, two of which feature Cate Blanchett, who also stars in “Monuments Men.” Considering the Berlinale takes place a few weeks before Blanchett may or may not win another Oscar, she definitely seems poised to be the queen of the 2014 Berlinale.

More information regarding program selections will be announced in the coming weeks.
United Kingdom
By Yann Demange (Top Boy – TV series)
With Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer
World premiere
Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley)
By Alain Resnais (Smoking/No smoking, On connaît la chanson)
With Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Giradot, Michel Vuillermoz
World premiere
Spain / Canada / France
By Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow)
With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent
World premiere
Die geliebten Schwestern
By Dominik Graf (In Face of the Crime, Lawinen der Erinnerung)
With Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius
World premiere
Greece / Germany / Cyprus
By Yannis Economides (Matchbox, Soul Kicking)
With Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos
World premiere
The Grand Budapest Hotel
United Kingdom / Germany
By Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
World premiere – Opening film
The Monuments Men
Germany / USA
By George Clooney (The Ides of March; Good Night, and Good Luck.)
With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett
International premiere – Out of competition

Berlinale Special
A Long Way Down
United Kingdom
By Pascal Chaumeil (HeartBreaker)
With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots
World premiere
Entente Cordiale (We Come As Friends) – documentary
France / Austria
By Hubert Sauper (Darwin‘s Nightmare)
European premiere
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden – documentary
By Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes)
With the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Koch, Josh Radnor, Gustaf Skarsgård, Connie Nielsen
European premiere
The Turning – anthology film
By Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton,  Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows
With Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving
International premiere

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