Berlin Film Festival 2014 Reveals Five New Competition Titles, Includes Films by Alain Resnais, Claudia Llosa and More

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by Beth Hanna
December 17, 2013 12:39 PM
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Jack O'Connell in "71"

The Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled five new titles slated to play in competition at the upcoming 2014 fest, kicking off February 6. 

The added competition films are Yann Demange’s “’71," starring Jack O'Connell ("Starred Up," "Unbroken"); New Wave veteran Alain Resnais’ “Aimer, boire et chanter” (Life of Riley); “Aloft,” by Claudia LLosa ("The Milk of Sorrow"); German director Dominik Graf’s “Die geliebten Schwestern” (Beloved Sisters); and Yannis Economides’ “Stratos.”

These join previously announced "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson's latest entry and the fest's opening night film; and George Clooney's "Monuments Men," which screens out of competition.

So far this is how the Berlinale lineup is breaking down:

Competition

“’71,” Yann Demange, (U.K.). World premiere.

With Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Richard Dormer.

 

“Aimer, boire et chanter” (Life of Riley). Alain Resnais (France). World premiere.

With Sabine Azema, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, Andre Dussolier, Hippolyte Giradot, Michel Vuillermoz.


“Aloft,” Claudia Llosa (Spain/Canada/France). World premiere.

With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent.


“Die geliebten Schwestern” (Beloved Sisters), Dominik Graf (Germany). World premiere.

With Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius.


“Stratos,” Yannis Economides (Greece/Germany/Cyprus). World premiere.

With Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos

 

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson (U.K./Germany). World premiere. Opening film.

With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody.

 

Out of Competition:

“The Monuments Men,” George Clooney (Germany/U.S.) International premiere 

With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett

 

Berlinale Special

“A Long Way Down,” Pascal Chaumeil (U.K.). World premiere

With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots.


“Entente Cordiale” (We Come As Friends). Hubert Sauper. (France/Austria). Documentary. European premiere.

 

“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.” Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (U.S.). Documentary. European premiere.

With the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Koch, Josh Radnor, Gustaf Skarsgard, Connie Nielsen

 

“The Turning.” Anthology film. (Australia). International premiere.

Directors: Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows

With Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving

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