Some eleven of the 14 latest films announced for the Berlinale's Competition programme are world premieres, including new films by Stephen Frears (Cheri), Bertrand Tavernier (In the Electric Mist), Francois Ozon (Ricky) and Andrzej Wajda (Sweet Rush).
25 of the 26 films screening in the Competition programme have now been confirmed.
There will also be 'out of competition' presentations of Eden Is West by veteran Greek-born director Costa-Gavras, and of the omnibus film Deutschland 09 with contributions by German filmmakers Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Fatih Akin and Angela Schanelec.
In addition, Hans-Christian Schmid will show his political thriller Storm, starring Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane and Anamaria Marinca.
The Forum section will also screen Schmid's documentary The Wondrous World Of Laundry.
The 14 new titles confirmed for the Competition programme are:
Cheri, by Stephen Frears (UK) world premiere;
About Elly (Darbareye Elly), by Asghar Farhadi (Iran) world premiere;
Deutschland 09, by Fatih Akin, Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Sylke Enders, Dominik Graf, Romuald Karmakar, Nicolette Krebitz, Isabelle Stever, Hans Steinbichler, Hans Weingartner, Christoph Hochhäusler, Dani Levy and Angela Schanelec (Germany). Out of competition, world premiere;
Eden is West, by Costa-Gavras (France/Greece/Italy) - out of competition international premiere;
Gigante, by Adrián Biniez (Uruguay/Germany/Argentina) world premiere;
Happy Tears, by Mitchell Lichtenstein (USA) world premiere;
In the Electric Mist, by Bertrand Tavernier (France/USA) world premiere;
Katalin Varga, by Peter Strickland (Romania/UK/Hungary) world premiere;
The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada), by Claudia Llosa (Spain/Peru) world premiere;
Little Soldier (Lille Soldat), by Annette K. Olesen (Denmark), international premiere;
Notorious, by George Tillman Jr. (USA), out of competition, international premiere;
Ricky, by François Ozon (France/Italy) world premiere;
Storm (Sturm), by Hans-Christian Schmid (Germany/Denmark/Netherlands) world premiere; and
Sweet Rush (Tatarak), by Andrzej Wajda (Poland) world premiere