Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarino, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg (pictured) and Benoit Delephine’s Mammuth are among 12 additional world premieres that will screen in the official selection at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
An 18-strong programme has been added to the seven titles announced in December, including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer.
The latest line-up also includes the world premiere of Quanan Wang’s Apart Together (Tuan Yuan), which will also open the festival on February 11, Oskar Roehler’s Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family.
The programme also includes six international premieres including Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl, Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give, The Killer Inside Me, by Michael Winterbottom, and About Her Brother (Otouto) by Yoji Yamada, which will also close the festival on February 20.
There are two debut films in the official selection: Burhan Qurbani’s Shahada, the first production by the Berlin-based Bittersuess Pictures, and Romanian filmmaker Florin Serban’s If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle.
One further title is expected to be added to the line-up in the coming weeks. The full programme will be announced on February 1.
The latest additions to the official selection:
About Her Brother (Otouto), (Japan), Yoji Yamada, international premiere, out of competition
A Family, (En Familie), (Denmark), Pernille Fischer Christensen, world premiere
A Somewhat Gentle Man (En Ganske Snill Mann), (Norway) Hans Petter Moland, world premiere
Apart Together (Tuan Yuan), (China), Quanan Wang, world premiere
Caterpillar, (Japan), Koji Wakamatsu, world premiere
GreenbergI, (US), Noah Baumbach, world premiere
Howl, (US) Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, international premiere
If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Eu Când Vreau Să Fluier, Fluier), (Romania/Sweden), Florin Şerban, world premiere
Jud Süß - Film Ohne Gewissen, (Germany/Austria), Oskar Roehler, world premiere
Kak Ya Provel Etim Letom (How I Ended This Summer), (Russian Federation), Alexei Popogrebsky, world premiere
Mammuth, (France),. Benoît Delépine, Gustave de Kervern, world premiere
Please Give, (US) Nicole Holofcener, international premiere/Out of competition
Puzzle (Rompecabezas), (Argentina/France), Natalia Smirnoff, world premiere
San Qiang Pai An Jing Qi (A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop), Zhang Yimou (People´s Republic of China), international premiere
Shahada, (Germany), Burhan Qurbani, world premiere
Submarino, (Denmark), Thomas Vinterberg, world premiere
The Kids Are All Right, (USA/France), Lisa Cholodenko, international premiere/Out of Competition
The Killer Inside Me, (US/UK) Michael Winterbottom, international premiere