Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2016

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Jan 18, 2016:
Berlinale Special 2016

Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.

With many prominent guests expected to attend, gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast.

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

Sverrir Gudnason and Karin Franz Körlof in Den allvarsamma leken by Pernilla August

This year eight films have been invited to participate in Berlinale Special. They include productions and co-productions from Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the US.
Berlinale Special Series is part of Berlinale Special. The programme will be announced soon.

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

A Quiet Passion
United Kingdom / 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

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
By Don Cheadle
With Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg
International premiere – First feature

Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

National Bird - documentary
By Sonia Kennebeck
World premiere

Already announced films (see press release from December 11, 2015):

Berlinale Special Galas at the Friedrichstadt-Palast
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble - documentary
By Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom)
European premiere

Where To Invade Next - documentary
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
United Kingdom
By Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton
World premiere

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January 18, 2016

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