Berlin Announces First Batch Of Films

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Because February really isn't that far away, the 2014 edition of the Berlin International Film Festival announced 28 films, 19 of which will be playing in their Panorama section, 5 in competition, and 4 in the Berlinale Special section which focuses on a wide ranging selection of docs and films in unique formats such as anthologies. These join the already announced openers The Grand Budapest Hotel and Monuments Men.

And it's an eclectic bunch to be sure, with new work from Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind), John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), Benjamin Heisenberg (The Robber) and Tsai Ming-liang (The Wayward Cloud), among others. Get a lowdown on these first offerings below in the gallery.

Berlin will announce additional Panorma titles, plus a whole lot more in the coming weeks.  


71 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) France 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

Aloft Spain / Canada / France By Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent World premiere

Die geliebten Schwestern Germany By Dominik Graf (In Face of the Crime, Lawinen der Erinnerung) With Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius World premiere

Stratos Greece / Germany / Cyprus By Yannis Economides (Matchbox, Soul Kicking) With Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos World premiere

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