The Berlinale has announced seven new titles for its Competition.
Titles confirmed include Ralph Fiennes’ feature directorial debut Coriolanus, which stars Fiennes (pictured) with Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave in a Shakespearean adaptation shot in Serbia; Wim Wenders’ Pina Bausch 3D dance documentary Pina; and US director Victoria Mahoney’s debut feature Yelling To the Sky starring Zoe Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe and Tim Blake Nelson.
As previously announced, Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit will open the festival, screening out of competition.
The new selections are:
Our Grand Despair (Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz), dir. Seyfi Teoman (Turkey/Germany/Netherlands)
Coriolanus, dir. Ralph Fiennes UK [out of competition]
Lipstikka, dir. Jonathan Sagall (Israel/UK)
Pina, dir.Wim Wenders (Germany/France) [out of competition]
If not us, who? (Wer wenn nicht wir), dir. Andres Veiel (Germany)
Yelling To The Sky, dir. Victoria Mahoney (US)
The Future, dir. Miranda July (Germany/US)
As reported earlier today, The Future makes its world premiere out of competition at Sundance before coming to Berlin. All the other films are world premieres.
“In 2011 we’ll once again be cooperating closely with the Sundance Film Festival not only at the European Film Market but also in the Official Programme,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick. “To offer independent films an opportunity to be perceived on a grand scale, we are, in the case of US-American director Miranda July, opening up the Competition for an extraordinary German-American co-production that will run out of competition in the Premieres section at Sundance.”