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Terence Davies’ ‘A Quiet Passion’ to World Premiere at Berlin Film Festival

Pernilla August's 'A Serious Game' is set to debut in Berlin

LONDON — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed further titles running in its Berlinale Special program, including Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion” and Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead.”

Eight films have been invited to join Berlinale Special, which presents “recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.” They include productions and co-productions from Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Sweden, U.K. and the U.S.

Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, while the presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will include discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.

BERLINALE SPECIAL GALAS AT THE FRIEDRICHSTADT-PALAST
A Quiet Passion (U.K./Belgium)
By Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Sunset Song)
With Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Duncan Duff
World premiere

Creepy (Japan)
By Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Journey to the Shore, Tokyo Sonata)
With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide
World premiere

Den allvarsamma leken (A Serious Game) (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)
By Pernilla August (The Legacy –TV series, Beyond)
With Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
World premiere

Miles Ahead (U.S.)
By Don Cheadle
With Ewan McGregor, Don Cheadle, Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Austin Lyon
International premiere – First feature

BERLINALE SPECIAL AT THE HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE
National Bird – documentary (U.S.)
By Sonia Kennebeck
World premiere

FILMS ALREADY ANNOUNCED:
BERLINALE SPECIAL GALAS AT THE FRIEDRICHSTADT-PALAST
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble – documentary (U.S.)
By Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom)
European premiere

Where to Invade Next – documentary (U.S.)
By Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine)
European premiere

BERLINALE SPECIAL AT THE HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger – documentary (U.K.)
By Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton
World premiere

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