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Jan 17, 2014:
Berlinale Special 2014

Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as film portraits of renowned personalities and extraordinary formats. This year 18 productions have been invited to participate in Berlinale Special, including nine world premieres.

With many prominent guests expected to attend, the Gala Screenings are being held, as usual, at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and, for the first time, at the Zoo Palast.

“Wonderful that the legendary Zoo Palast may now be added as a venue for big Berlinale films. In 2014 we will celebrate several Gala Screenings of Berlinale Special at this historic movie theatre. Of course, we’ll also roll out the red carpet at the Friedrichstadt-Palast for the stars of Berlinale Special,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.

The programme:

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

A Long Way Down
United Kingdom / Germany
By Pascal Chaumeil (HeartBreaker)
With Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots
World premiere

American Hustle
USA
By David O. Russell (Silver Linings, Three Kings)
With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence
German premiere

César Chávez
USA
By Diego Luna (Abel)
With Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich
World premiere

Dans la cour (In the Courtyard)
France
By Pierre Salvadori (Beautiful Lies, The Apprentices)
With Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern
World premiere

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared)
Sweden
By Felix Herngren (Every Other Week, Adult Behaviour)
With Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, Mia Skäringer, Alan Ford, David Wiberg
German premiere

The Turning – anthology film
Australia
By Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows
With Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving
International premiere


Berlinale Special Galas at the Zoo Palast

Das finstere Tal (The Dark Valley)
Austria / Germany
By Andreas Prochaska (Dead In 3 Days, The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott)
With Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert, Carmen Gratl
World premiere

Diplomatie (Diplomacy)
France / Germany
By Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum, The Ninth Day)
With André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Robert Stadlober, Burghart Klaussner
World premiere

The Two Faces of January
United Kingdom / USA / France
By Hossein Amini - feature debut
With Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac
World premiere


Berlinale Special Gala at the Kino International

En du Elsker (Someone You Love)
Denmark
By Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Family, A Soap)
With Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Sofus Rønnov, Eve Best
World premiere


Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq - documentary
USA
By Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story)
International premiere

Baal (1969)
Germany
By Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum, The Ninth Day)
With Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta
Festival premiere

Cathedrals of Culture - 3D film project
Germany / Denmark / Austria / Norway / France
By Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz
World premiere

Night Will Fall - documentary (work in progress)
United Kingdom
By André Singer (Forbidden Rites, World in Action)
World premiere

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden - documentary
USA
By Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes)
European premiere

The Unknown Known - documentary
USA
By Errol Morris (Standard Operation Procedure, Tabloid)
German premiere

Watermark - documentary
Canada
By Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes), Edward Burtynsky
European premiere

We Come As Friends - documentary
France / Austria
By Hubert Sauper (Darwin‘s Nightmare)
European premiere


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January 17, 2014

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