Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Reveals Competition Titles

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin Reveals Competition Titles

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'71, Life of Riley and Aloft selected. A Long Way Down, The Turning among Berlinale Special titles.

The first seven films selected for the Berlinale Competition programme include Yann Demange's '71, Alan Resnais' Life of Riley (Aimer, Boire et Chanter) and Claudia Llosa's Aloft.

Also joining Wes Anderson's opening film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and George Clooney's Monuments Men, both announced in November, are Dominik Graf's Die Geliebten Schwestern and Yannis Economides' Stratos.

In the Berlinale Special strand are Pascal Chaumeil's A Long Way Down, Australian anthology film The Turning, Hubert Sauper's documentary We Come As Friends (Entente Cordiale) and Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller's doc The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.

Six of the seven announced main competition titles are world premieres - Monuments Men, which screens out of competition, gets its international premiere.

Chaumeil's A Long Way Down, starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, makes its world premiere while The Turning, starring Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving, is an international premiere. Both documentaries in the Special strand are European premieres.Competition

'71 (UK) by Yann DemangeWith Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Richard DormerWorld premiere

Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) (France) by Alain ResnaisWith Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Giradot, Michel VuillermozWorld premiere

Aloft (Spain/Canada/France) by Claudia LlosaWith Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie LaurentWorld premiere

Die geliebten Schwestern (Germany) by Dominik GrafWith Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette ConfuriusWorld premiere

Stratos (Greece / Germany / Cyprus) by Yannis EconomidesWith Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros ZervosWorld premiere

The Grand Budapest Hotel (UK-Germany) by Wes AndersonWith Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. …

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