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Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup

Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' added Competition lineup

LONDON — The Competition lineup of the 64th Berlin Intl. Film Festival has been completed. The program includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts.

Additions to the lineup include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, Hans Petter Moland’s “In Order of Disappearance,” which toplines Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz, and Christophe Gans’ “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux.

Japanese veteran helmer Yoji Yamada (“The Twilight Samurai”) makes his fifth appearance in the fest’s Competition section with “The Little House.”

Also playing will be Celina Murga’s “The Third Side of the River,” Rachid Bouchareb’s “Two Men in Town,” Karim Ainouz’s “Praia do Futuro” and Ye Lou’s “Blind Massage.”

The Competition titles announced last month can be found here.

The section includes films from Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, China, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., Uruguay and the U.S.

Twenty of the 23 films in the Competition program will be vying for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears. The awards ceremony will take place at the Berlinale Palast on Feb. 15. The event will close with a screening of the winner of the Golden Bear.

The following films have been added to the program:

“Bai Ri Yan Huo” (Black Coal, Thin Ice)
China
By Yinan Diao (“Night Train,” “Uniform”)
With Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang
World premiere

“Boyhood” (U.S.)
By Richard Linklater (“Before Midnight,” “Me & Orson Welles”)
With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater.
International premiere

“Chiisai Ouchi” (The Little House) (Japan)
By Yoji Yamada (“Tokyo Family,” “About Her Brother”)
With Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho
International premiere

“Historia del miedo” (History of Fear) (Argentina/Uruguay/Germany/France)
By Benjamin Naishtat – feature debut
With Jonathan Da Rosa, Claudia Cantero, Mirella Pascual, Cesar Bordon, Tatiana Gimenez
World premiere

“Jack” (Germany)
By Edward Berger
With Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stofen
World premiere

“Kraftidioten” (In Order of Disappearance)
Norway/Sweden/Denmark
By Hans Petter Moland (“A Somewhat Gentle Man,” “The Beautiful Country”)
With Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
World premiere

“Kreuzweg” (Stations of the Cross) (Germany)
By Dietrich Bruggemann (“Move,” “Renn, wenn du kannst”)
With Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter
World premiere

“La belle et la bete” (Beauty and the Beast) (France/Germany)
By Christophe Gans (“Silent Hill,” “Brotherhood of the Wolf”)
With Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux, Andre Dussollier
International premiere – Out of competition

“La tercera orilla” (The Third Side of the River)
Argentina/Germany/Netherlands
By Celina Murga (“A Week Alone,” “Ana and the Others,” “Normal School”)
With Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gaby Ferrero, Irina Wetzel, Dylan Agostini van del Boch
World premiere

“La Voie de l’ennemi” (Two Men in Town) (France/Algeria/U.S./Belgium)
By Rachid Bouchareb (“London River,” “Little Senegal”)
With Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzman, Dolores Heredia
World premiere

“Macondo” (Austria)
By Sudabeh Mortezai – feature debut
With Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva
World premiere

“Praia do Futuro” (Brazil/Germany)
By Karim Ainouz (“Suely in the Sky,” “Madame Sata”)
With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa
World premiere

“Tui Na” (Blind Massage) (China/France)
By Ye Lou (“Mistery,” “Suzhou River”)
With Hao Qin, Xiaodong Guo, Lei Zhang
World premiere

“Wu Ren Qu” (No Man’s Land) (China)
By Hao Ning (“Crazy Stone,” “Mongolian Ping Pong”)
With Zheng Xu, Nan Yu, Bo Huang, Bujie Duo
International premiere

“Zwischen Welten” (Inbetween Worlds) (Germany)
By Feo Aladag (“When We Leave”)
With Ronald Zehrfeld
World premiere

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