"A Dragon Arrives"
Abbas Kosari/Berlinale "A Dragon Arrives"

New films from Lav Diaz ("Norte, The End of History"), Thomas Vinterberg ("Far from the Madding Crowd"), and Mia Mia Hansen-Løve ("Eden") are among the highlights of the nine titles added to the 2016 Berlinale Competition, joining five previously announced films—including Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special," Alex Gibney's "Zero Days," and Michael Grandage's "Genius."

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"A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery"
Bradley Liew/Berlinale "A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery"

The international list, with films from Iran and Philippines/Singapore in addition to several from across Europe, mixes narrative and documentary features, black and white and color, familiar names of the global arthouse and emerging auteurs. The 66th edition of the festival, which will open with the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" runs from February 11 to 21. Read the full list of new additions to the competition below.

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"Letters from War"
Berlinale "Letters from War"

"Cartas da guerra" (Letters from War)
Portugal
By Ivo M. Ferreira ("Na Escama do Dragão")
With Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova
World premiere

"Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad!" (A Dragon Arrives!)
Iran
By Mani Haghighi ("Modest Reception," "Men at Work")
With Amir Jadidi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana Tajammol
International premiere

"Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) – documentary
Italy / France
By Gianfranco Rosi ("Sacro GRA," "El Sicario - Room 164")
World premiere

"Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis" (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery)
Philippines / Singapore
By Lav Diaz ("Norte, the End of History," "From What Is Before," "Melancholia")
With John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho, Susan Africa, Sid Lucero, Ely Buendia, Bernardo Bernardo, Angel Aquino, Cherie Gil
World premiere

"Kollektivet" (The Commune)
Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands
By Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt," "Submarino," "It's All About Love")
With Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Marta Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Lars Ranthe, Fares Fares, Magnus Millang, Anne Gry Henningsen, Julie Agnete Vang
International premiere

"Fire at Sea"

"L’avenir" (Things to Come)
France / Germany
By Mia Hansen-Løve ("Eden," "Goodbye First Love," "Father of My Children")
With Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, André Marcon
World premiere

"Quand on a 17 ans" (Being 17)
France
By André Téchiné ("Les Témoins")
With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret
World premiere

"Smrt u Sarajevu" / "Mort à Sarajevo" (Death in Sarajevo)
France / Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Danis Tanović ("An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker," "No Man’s Land")
With Jacques Weber, Snežana Vidović, Izudin Bajrović, Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadžović, Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić, Edin Avdagić
World premiere

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci ("United States of Love")
Poland / Sweden
By Tomasz Wasilewski ("Floating Skyscrapers")
With Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Chyra, Tomek Tyndyk
World premiere