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Berlinale 2018 Completed Its Programme For Competition

Bears are back to Berlin! The 68th International Berlin Film Festival - Berlinale is ready to draw attention of all film lovers from 15 to 25 February. Each year the Berlinale comprises about 400 films of every genre, length and format. The festival is divided into nine sections with a special spotlight on Competition and Berlinale Special.

On February 6 the programmes for these specific sections have been finalized. This year’s Competition will feature 24 films, 19 of which will be competing for the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears. Meanwhile Berlinale Special was supplemented by the documentary Songwriter, which follows British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran as he creates his latest album and provides an intimate look at the musician’s work.

Take a look at a full list of the Competition programme:

3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon) by Emily Atef (Germany / Austria / France) 7 Days in Entebbe by José Padilha (USA / United Kingdom) – Out of competition Ága by Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria / Germany / France) – Out of competition Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil) by Lav Diaz (Philippines) Black 47 by Lance Daly (Ireland / Luxembourg) – Out of competition Damsel by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner (USA) Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot by Gus Van Sant (USA) Dovlatov by Alexey German Jr. (Russian Federation / Poland / Serbia) Eldorado by Markus Imhoof (Switzerland / Germany) – Documentary, out of competition Eva by Benoit Jacquot (France / Belgium) Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine) by Laura Bispuri (Italy / Germany / Switzerland) Las herederas (The Heiresses) by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay / Uruguay / Germany / Brazil / Norway / France) - First Feature In den Gängen (In the Aisles) by Thomas Stuber (Germany) Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson (United Kingdom / Germany) – Animation Khook (Pig) by Mani Haghighi (Iran) Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot (My Brother’s Name is Robert and He is an Idiot) by Philip Gröning (Germany / France / Switzerland) Museo (Museum) by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico) La prière (The Prayer) by Cédric Kahn (France) Toppen av ingenting (The Real Estate) by Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén (Sweden / United Kingdom) Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France) - First Feature Transit by Christian Petzold (Germany / France) Twarz (Mug) by Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland) Unsane by Steven Soderbergh (USA) – Out of competition Utøya 22. juli (U - July 22) by Erik Poppe (Norway)

Berlinale Special films:

AMERICA Land of the FreeKS by Ulli Lommel (Germany / USA) – Documentary Form The Bookshop by Isabel Coixet (Spain / United Kingdom / Germany) Gurrumul by Paul Williams (Australia) – Documentary, debut film The Happy Prince by Rupert Everett (Germany / Belgium / Italy) The Interpreter by Martin Šulík (Slovak Republic / Czech Republic / Austria) Monster Hunt 2 by Raman Hui (People’s Republic of China / Hong Kong, China) RYŪICHI SAKAMOTO: async AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY by Stephen Nomura Schible (USA / Japan) – Documentary Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution) by Lars Kraume (Germany) Songwriter by Murray Cummings (United Kingdom) - Documentary Unga Astrid (Becoming Astrid) by Pernille Fischer Christensen (Sweden / Germany / Denmark) Usedom – Der freie Blick aufs Meer by Heinz Brinkmann (Germany) – Documentary Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns) by Fernando Solanas (Argentina) - Documentary

Last year the Golden Bear for the Best Film was awarded to a Hungarian drama On Body and Soul directed by Ildikó Enyedi.

So much to cover and to watch! We'll stay tuned for all news from Berlinale.

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