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Berlinale Adds 9 Titles to Competition Slate, Including Films by Lav Diaz, Thomas Vinterberg, Mia Hansen-Løve

Berlinale Adds 9 Titles to Competition Slate, Including Films by Lav Diaz, Thomas Vinterberg, Mia Hansen-Løve

New films from Lav Diaz (“Norte, The End of History”), Thomas Vinterberg (“Far from the Madding Crowd”), and Mia Mia Hansen-Løve (“Eden”) are among the highlights of the nine titles added to the 2016 Berlinale Competition, joining five previously announced films—including Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special,” Alex Gibney’s “Zero Days,” and Michael Grandage’s “Genius.”

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The international list, with films from Iran and Philippines/Singapore in addition to several from across Europe, mixes narrative and documentary features, black and white and color, familiar names of the global arthouse and emerging auteurs. The 66th edition of the festival, which will open with the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” runs from February 11 to 21. Read the full list of new additions to the competition below.

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“Cartas da guerra” (Letters from War)


By Ivo M. Ferreira (“Na Escama do Dragão”)

With Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova

World premiere

“Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad!” (A Dragon Arrives!)


By Mani Haghighi (“Modest Reception,” “Men at Work”)

With Amir Jadidi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana

International premiere

“Fuocoammare” (Fire at Sea) – documentary

Italy / France

By Gianfranco Rosi (“Sacro GRA,” “El Sicario – Room 164”)

World premiere

“Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery)

Philippines / Singapore

By Lav Diaz (“Norte, the End of History,” “From What Is Before,” “Melancholia”)

With John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Hazel Orencio,
Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho, Susan Africa, Sid Lucero, Ely Buendia,
Bernardo Bernardo, Angel Aquino, Cherie Gil

World premiere

“Kollektivet” (The Commune)

Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands

By Thomas Vinterberg (“The Hunt,” “Submarino,” “It’s All About

With Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard
Neumann, Marta Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Lars Ranthe, Fares Fares, Magnus
Millang, Anne Gry Henningsen, Julie Agnete Vang

International premiere

“L’avenir” (Things to Come)

France / Germany

By Mia Hansen-Løve (“Eden,” “Goodbye First Love,” “Father of My

With Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, André

World premiere

“Quand on a 17 ans” (Being 17)


By André Téchiné (“Les Témoins”)

With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila,
Alexis Loret

World premiere

“Smrt u Sarajevu” / “Mort à Sarajevo” (Death in Sarajevo)

France / Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Danis Tanović (“An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,” “No Man’s Land”)

With Jacques Weber, Snežana Vidović, Izudin Bajrović,
Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadžović, Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić, Edin Avdagić

World premiere

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci (“United States of Love”)

Poland / Sweden

By Tomasz Wasilewski (“Floating Skyscrapers”)

With Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta
Nieradkiewicz, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Chyra, Tomek Tyndyk

World premiere

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