Magazine article Screen International

Berlin 2015: The Coolest Premieres

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin 2015: The Coolest Premieres

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Screen previews the Berlinale's world premieres in this year's Competition, Panorama and Berlinale Special sections.

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COMPETITION

BERLINALE SPECIAL

PANORAMA

PANORAMA DOKUMENTE

Sundance might get the party started for the US film industry, but for the rest of the world it's really Berlin that kicks off a new film year. Looking back, Berlin 2014 had the most impact with its opening night film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, now in contention for a slew of Baftas and Oscars.

I doubt Isabel Coixet's more intimate opener, Nobody Wants The Night, will have quite the same impact (not that it should have to) but it's certainly the kind of international prestige project for which Berlin is known -- a Spanish director; French, Irish and Japanese stars; a Greenland-set story; and producers in Spain, Bulgaria and France.

The 2015 Competition selections show plenty to get excited about, led of course by the latest from Terrence Malick, Knight Of Cups. …

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