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Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life,’ Helen Mirren Starrer ‘Woman In Gold,’ Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Queen Of Earth’ Added To Berlin Line-Up

Anton Corbijn's 'Life,' Helen Mirren Starrer 'Woman In Gold,' Alex Ross Perry's 'Queen Of Earth' Added To Berlin Line-Up

Well, the Berlin International Film Festival is quickly shaping up to have one of the best line-ups in recent history. Many films pundits had pegged for Cannes debuts are premiering in Germany instead. Yesterday, Werner Herzog’s much-anticipated “Queen Of The Desertwas announced as part of the festival, and today Anton Corbijns equally anticipated “Life,” starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattison, was added to the festival as well.

Other additions include the international premiere of “Selma,” the Helen Mirren picture “Woman In Gold,” co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl, the Brian Wilson drama “Love & Mercy” starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as the famous Beach Boy at two different points in his life, and more. New additions below.

Additions in the forum section are pretty notable too. Jem Cohen’s most recent film “Counting” tips its hat to the work of the late auteur Chris Marker and takes a personal, essayistic stroll through different metropolises of our world in 13 chapters. Also making its debut is Alex Ross Perry’s new film “Queen of Earth” which stars Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston as two best friends who have reached a turning point. Other
new films include pictures by Joaquim Pinto, Guy Maddin and many more.

Love & Mercy

By Bill Pohlad (Old Explorers)
With John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
European premiere

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 (My Week with Marilyn)
With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl
World premiere

Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast

United Kingdom / Canada
By Anton Corbijn (A Most Wanted Man)
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 Africa
By Mark Dornford-May (U-Carmen ekhayelitsha)
With Pauline Malefane, Mandisi Dyantyis, Busisiwe Ngejane, Mhlekazi Mosiea
World premiere

Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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

The Seventh Fire – documentary

By Jack Pettibone Riccobono (Rage for Sale, The Sacred Food)
World premiere

Torneranno i prati (Greenery Will Bloom Again)
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 45thForum:

Abaabi ba boda boda (The Boda Boda Thieves) by Yes! That’s Us,

Uganda / South Africa / Kenya / Germany – WORLD PREMIERE

Al-wadi (The Valley) by Ghassan Salhab, Lebanon / France / Germany

Balikbayan #1 (Memories of Overdevelopment Redux) by Kidlat Tahimik, The PhilIntl. Premierepines – WORLD PREMIERE

Beira-Mar (Seashore) by FilIntl. Premieree Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon, Brazil – WORLD PREMIERE Ben Zaken by Efrat Corem, Israel – INTL. PREMIERE

Brasil S/A (Brazilian Dream) by Marcelo Pedroso, Brazil – INTL. PREMIERE

Ce gigantesque retournement de la terre (This Gigantic Furrowing of the Ground)by Claire Angelini, France – WORLD PREMIERE

Chaiki (The Gulls) by Ella Manzheeva, Russian Federation – WORLD PREMIERE

Cheol won gi haeng (End of Winter) by Kim Dae-hwan, Republic of Korea – INTL. PREMIERE

Counting by Jem Cohen, USA – WORLD PREMIERE

Dari Marusan by Izumi Takahashi, Japan – INTL. PREMIERE

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills by Marcin Malaszczak, Germany / Poland / USA – WORLD PREMIERE

Le dos rouge (Portrait of the Artist) by Antoine Barraud, France – INTL. PREMIERE

Exotica, Erotica, Etc. by Evangelia Kranioti, France – WORLD PREMIERE

Flotel Europa by Vladimir Tomic, Denmark / Serbia – WORLD PREMIERE

The Forbidden Room by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Canada Freie Zeiten (After Work) by Janina Herhoffer, Germany – WORLD PREMIERE

Futaba kara toku hanarete dainibu (Nuclear Nation II) by Atsushi Funahashi, Japan – INTL. PREMIERE

Der Geldkomplex (The Money Complex) by Juan Rodrigáñez, Spain – WORLD PREMIERE

Il gesto delle mani (Hand Gestures) by Francesco Clerici, Italy – WORLD PREMIERE

H. by Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia, Argentina / USA – INTL. PREMIERE

Hedi Schneider steckt fest (Hedi Schneider is Stuck)by Sonja Heiss, Germany / Norway – WORLD PREMIERE

Histoire de Judas (The Story of Judas) by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, France – WORLD PREMIERE

Hotline by Silvina Landsmann, Israel / France – WORLD PREMIERE

K by Emyr ap Richard, Darhad Erdenibulag, People’s Republic of China / United Kingdom – WORLD PREMIERE

Koza by Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia / Czech Republic – WORLD PREMIERE

Madare ghalb atomi (Atom Heart Mother) by Ali Ahmadzadeh, Iran – WORLD PREMIERE

La maldad (Evilness) by Joshua Gil, Mexico – WORLD PREMIERE

Mar by Dominga Sotomayor, Chile / Argentina – INTL. PREMIERE

Mizu no koe o kiku (The Voice of Water) by Masashi Yamamoto, Japan – INTL. PREMIERE

La mujer de barro (The Mud Woman) by Sergio Castro San Martín, Chile / Argentina – WORLD PREMIERE

Nefesim kesilene kadar (Until I Lose My Breath) by Emine Emel Balcı, Turkey / Germany – WORLD PREMIERE

La nuit et l’enfant (The Night and the Kid) by David Yon, France – WORLD PREMIERE

Queen of Earth by Alex Ross Perry, USA – WORLD PREMIERE

Rabo de Peixe (Fish Tail) by Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel, Portugal – WORLD PREMIERE

La sirène de Faso Fani (The Siren of Faso Fani) by Michel K. Zongo, Burkina Faso / France / Germany – WORLD PREMIERE

Sueñan los androides (Androids Dream) by Ion de Sosa, Spain / Germany – INTL. PREMIERE

Superwelt (Superworld) by Karl Markovics, Austria – WORLD PREMIERE

Thamaniat wa ushrun laylan wa bayt min al-sheir (Twenty-Eight Nights and A Poem) by Akram Zaatari, Lebanon / France – WORLD PREMIERE

Über die Jahre (Over the Years) by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria – WORLD PREMIERE

Viaggio nella dopo-storia (Journey into Post-History) by Vincent Dieutre, France – WORLD PREMIERE

Violencia (Violence) by Jorge Forero, Colombia / Mexico – WORLD PREMIERE

Zurich by Sacha Polak, The Netherlands / Germany / Belgium – WORLD PREMIERE

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