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Berlinale's special focuses and main lineup

Berlinale Goes Kiez is back for a second year. On seven evenings starting Feb.12, a neighborhood movie theater — from Friedrichshagen to Wilmersdorf — will serve as an additional Berlinale screening venue for two films from different festival sections.

PANAHI SHOWCASE

In a show of support for Jafar Panahi, the Berlinale is holding a number of events dedicated to the imprisoned Iranian filmmaker, including screening his femme soccer story

  • “Offside,” which won a Silver Bear at the 2006 Berlinale. Pic will unspool Feb. 11. Other Panahi films will be presented in the Panorama, Forum, Generation and Berlinale Shorts sections.

    COMPETITION PROGRAM

    • “A Mysterious World” (Argentina/Germany/Uruguay)
      Director: Rodrigo Moreno

    • “Coriolanus” (U.K.)
      Director: Ralph Fiennes

    • “Come Rain Come Shine” (S. Korea)
      Director: Lee Yoon-ki

    • “The Forgiveness of Blood” (U.S./Albania/Denmark/Italy)
      Director: Joshua Marston

    • “The Future” (Germany/U.S.)
      Director: Miranda July

    • “If Not Us, Who” (Germany)
      Director: Andres Veiel

    • “Innocent Saturday” (Russia/Germany/Ukraine)
      Director: Alexander Mindadze

    • “Lipstikka” (Israel/U.K.)
      Director: Jonathan Sagall

    • “Margin Call” (U.S.)
      Director: J.C. Chandor

    • “Nader and Simin, A Separation” (Iran)
      Director: Asghar Farhadi

    • “Our Grand Despair” (Turkey/Germany/Netherlands)
      Director: Seyfi Teoman

    • “The Prize” (Mexico/France/Poland/Germany)
      Director: Paula Markovitch

    • “Sleeping Sickness” (Germany/France/Netherlands)
      Director: Ulrich Koehler

    • “Tales of the Night” (France)
      Director: Michel Ocelot

    • “The Turin Horse” (Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/U.S.)
      Director: Bela Tarr

    • “Yelling to the Sky” (U.S.)
      Director: Victoria Mahoney

    OUT-OF-COMPETITION

    • “Almanya — Willkommen in Deutschland” (Germany)
      Director: Yasemin Samdereli

    • “My Best Enemy” (Austria/Luxemburg)
      Director: Wolfgang Murnberger

    • “Unknown” (Germany/U.K./France)
      Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

    • “Pina” (Germany/France)
      Director: Wim Wenders

    • “Service Entrance” (France)
      Director: Philippe Le Guay

    • “True Grit” (U.S.)
      Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

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