Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella to get international premiere out of comp.

The first seven films for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Competition programme have been selected.

Competitors include former Berlinale bear winners Andreas Dresen (Nightshapes, 1999; Grill Point, 2002) and Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, 1999) with their newest works.

Berlinale regular Peter Greenaway, former Generation participant Andrew Haigh, Russian director Alexey German and newcomer Jayro Bustamante also make the cut.

Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella will screen out of competition.

Films confirmed in competition to date (in alphabetical order):


45 Years

United Kingdom

By Andrew Haigh (Weekend)

With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

World premiere


Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming)

Germany / France

By Andreas Dresen (Grill Point, Cloud 9, Stopped on Track)

With Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee

World premiere




By Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)

With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi und Helena Bonham Carter

International premiere – Out of competition


Eisenstein in Guanajuato

The Netherlands / Mexico / Belgium / Finland

By Peter Greenaway (The Tulse Luper Suitcases)

With Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti

World premiere


Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano)

Guatemala / France

By Jayro Bustamante

With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy

World premiere – Debut feature


Knight of Cups


By Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)

With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman

World premiere


Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds)

Russian Federation / Ukraine / Poland

By Alexey German (Paper Soldier)

With Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Melnikova, Piotr Gasowski

World premiere