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Berlin Film Festival’s First Competition Section Films Revealed: Aki Kaurismaki, Oren Moverman and More

The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will run from February 9 to 19.



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The 2017 Berlin Film Festival has revealed its first slate of 14 films for the Competition and Berlinale Special sections, including new work from Aki Kaurismaki (“The Man Without a Past”), Oren Moverman (“Time Out of Mind”) and Sally Potter (“Ginger & Rosa”). The festival will also screen a restored version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 TV series “Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day.”

READ MORE: The 2016 Indiewire Berlin International Film Festival Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

So far, ten films have been invited to screen in Competition, and four films have been selected for Berlinale Special. These productions and co-productions are from the United State, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Belgium, Poland, Senegal and more.

The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will run from February 9 through 19. Further films will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, visit the official website.

READ MORE: The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2016 Berlin Film Festival


“On Body and Soul” (Ildiko Enyedi, Hungary); with Geza Morcsanyi, Alexandra Borbely, Zoltan Schneider
World premiere

“Ana, mon amour” (Calin Peter Netzer, Romania/Germany/France); with Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Carmen Tănase, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov
World premiere

“Beuys” – Documentary (Andres Veiel, Germany)
World premiere

“Colo” (Terese Villaverde, Portugal/France); with João Pedro Vaz, Alice Albergaria Borges, Beatriz Batarda, Clara Jost
World premiere

“The Dinner” (Oren Moverman, USA); with Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloe Sevigny
World premiere

“Félicité” (Alain Gomis, France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany/Lebanon); with Véro Tshanda Beya, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka
World premiere

“The Party” (Sally Potter, United Kingdom); with Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
World premiere

“Spoor” (Agnieszka Holland, Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovak Republic); with Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Miroslav Krobot, Jakub Gierszał, Patricia Volny, Borys Szyc
World premiere

“The Other Side of Hope” (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland); with Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji
International premiere

“Una Mujer Fantástica” (Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Germany/USA/Spain); with Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera
World premiere

Berlinale Special

Berlinale Special Gala at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

“The Queen of Spain” (Fernando Trueba, Spain); With Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Chino Darín, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Neus Asensi, Ana Belén
International premiere

“The Young Karl Marx” (Raoul Peck, France/Germany/Belgium); with August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Hannah Steele, Olivier Gourmet
World premiere

“Last Days in Havana” (Fernando Pérez, Cuba/Spain); with Jorge Martínez, Patricio Wood, Gabriela Ramos
European premiere

Berlinale Special at the Volksbühne

“Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day” (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Federal Republic of Germany 1972 – TV series with 5 episodes); with Hanna Schygulla, Gottfried John, Luise Ullrich, Werner Finck, Irm Hermann
World premiere of the restored version

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