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Source: Lilles Films

‘Petite Maman’

A 15-title Competition line-up including new films from Céline Sciamma and Radu Jude has been unveiled for the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival (March 1-5, online).

The festival’s executive director Mariette Rissenbeek and artistic director Carlo Chatrian unveiled the complete Competition strand along with Berlinale Special titles at a virtual press conference today (February 11), from an empty cinema.

Scroll down for the full list of titles

This year’s edition will take place in two parts; an industry-focused, online-only event running March 1-5, and a Summer Special event featuring physical screenings, planned for June 9-20.

The Panorama, Encounters, Forum, Generation and Retrospective line-ups were unveiled earlier this week.

The full press conference is available to watch at the bottom of this article.

Competition 2021

All world premieres

Albatros (Drift Away) (Fr)
Dir: Xavier Beauvois

Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn (Rom-Lux-Cro-Czech)
Dir: Radu Jude

Ballad Of A White Cow (Iran-Fr)
Dirs: Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam

Fabian - Going to the Dogs (Ger)
Dir: Dominik Graf

Forest - I See You Everywhere (Hun)
Dir: Bence Fliegauf

Mr Bachmann and His Class (Ger)
Dir: Maria Speth

I’m Your Man (Ger)
Dir: Maria Schrader

Introduction (S Kor)
Dir: Hong Sangsoo

Memory Box (Fr-Leb-Can-Qat)
Dir: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

Next Door (Ger)
Dir: Daniel Brühl

Natural Light (Hun-Lat-Fr-Ger)
Dir: Denes Nagy

A Cop Movie (Mex)
Dir: Alonso Ruizpalacios

Petite Maman (Fr)
Dir: Céline Sciamma

What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? (Ger-Geo)
Dir: Aleksandre Koberidze

Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy (Jap)
Dir: Hamaguchi Ryusuke

Berlinale Special

French Exit (Can-Ire)
Dir: Azazel Jacobs

The Mauritanian (UK)
Dir: Kevin Macdonald

Best Sellers (Can-UK)
Dir: Lina Roessler
World premiere

Language Lessons (US)
Dir: Natalie Morales
World premiere

Limbo (HK-China)
Dir: Cheang Soi
World premiere

Tides (Ger-Switz)
Dir: Tim Fehlbaum
World premiere

Tina (US)
Dir: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin
World premiere

Je Suis Karl (Ger-Czech)
Dir: Christian Schwochow
World premiere

For Lucio (It)
Dir: Pietro Marcello
World premiere

Courage (Ger)
Dir: Aliaksei Paluyan
World premiere

Who We Were (Ger)
Dir: Marc Bauder
World premiere