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Berlin Completes Competition Lineup: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' and Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' Included

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 15, 2014 at 12:11PM

The Berlin International Film Festival has now completed its 2014 competition film lineup, with 18 world premieres and three feature debuts as part of the program. As with the upcoming Sundance, Berlin has added Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood," starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, to its final lineup. Christophe Gans' "Beauty and the Beast," starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, has also been added.
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Lea Seydoux in "Beauty and the Beast."
Lea Seydoux in "Beauty and the Beast."

The Berlin International Film Festival has now completed its 2014 competition film lineup, with 18 world premieres and three feature debuts as part of the program. As with the upcoming Sundance, Berlin has added Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood," starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, to its final lineup. Christophe Gans' "Beauty and the Beast," starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, has also been added.

'Boyhood'
'Boyhood'

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is set to open the fest, with George Clooney's "Monuments Men" playing out of competition. The first five titles of the competition lineup are here. 

Here are the newly added titles:


“Bai Ri Yan Huo” (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

China

By Yinan Diao (“Night Train,” “Uniform”)

With Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang

World premiere

 

“Boyhood” (U.S.)

By Richard Linklater (“Before Midnight,” “Me & Orson Welles”)

With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater.

International premiere

 

“Chiisai Ouchi” (The Little House) (Japan)

By Yoji Yamada (“Tokyo Family,” “About Her Brother”)

With Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho

International premiere

 

“Historia del miedo” (History of Fear) (Argentina/Uruguay/Germany/France)

By Benjamin Naishtat – feature debut

With Jonathan Da Rosa, Claudia Cantero, Mirella Pascual, Cesar Bordon, Tatiana Gimenez

World premiere

 

“Jack” (Germany)

By Edward Berger

With Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stofen

World premiere

 

“Kraftidioten” (In Order of Disappearance)

Norway/Sweden/Denmark

By Hans Petter Moland (“A Somewhat Gentle Man,” “The Beautiful Country”)

With Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

World premiere

 

“Kreuzweg” (Stations of the Cross) (Germany)

By Dietrich Bruggemann (“Move,” “Renn, wenn du kannst”)

With Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter

World premiere

 

“La belle et la bete” (Beauty and the Beast) (France/Germany)

By Christophe Gans (“Silent Hill,” “Brotherhood of the Wolf”)

With Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux, Andre Dussollier

International premiere – Out of competition

 

“La tercera orilla” (The Third Side of the River)

Argentina/Germany/Netherlands

By Celina Murga (“A Week Alone,” “Ana and the Others,” “Normal School”)

With Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gaby Ferrero, Irina Wetzel, Dylan Agostini van del Boch

World premiere

 

“La Voie de l’ennemi” (Two Men in Town) (France/Algeria/U.S./Belgium)

By Rachid Bouchareb (“London River,” “Little Senegal”)

With Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzman, Dolores Heredia

World premiere

 

“Macondo” (Austria)

By Sudabeh Mortezai – feature debut

With Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva

World premiere

 

“Praia do Futuro” (Brazil/Germany)

By Karim Ainouz (“Suely in the Sky,” “Madame Sata”)

With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa

World premiere

 

“Tui Na” (Blind Massage) (China/France)

By Ye Lou (“Mistery,” “Suzhou River”)

With Hao Qin, Xiaodong Guo, Lei Zhang

World premiere

 

“Wu Ren Qu” (No Man’s Land) (China)

By Hao Ning (“Crazy Stone,” “Mongolian Ping Pong”)

With Zheng Xu, Nan Yu, Bo Huang, Bujie Duo

International premiere

 

“Zwischen Welten” (Inbetween Worlds) (Germany)

By Feo Aladag (“When We Leave”)

With Ronald Zehrfeld

World premiere

This article is related to: Festivals, Berlin International Film Festival, Richard Linklater, Richard Linklater, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.