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The highlights at the Berlin International Film Festival

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016

A new edition of the “Berlinale” will feature 23 new films, 18 of them will be competing for the main award, the “Golden Bear”.

The upcoming Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 11th until February 20th. Is one of the most prestigious events that every year shows the most selected cinematography around the world.

This year, the strict jury will be chaired by the american star, three times Academy Award Winner, Meryl Streep, who must choose the Best Picture, Best Director, and the Best Perfomance by male and female, among other categories.

As every year, many studios take advantage of the notorious event to release their new movies, just like the new Coen’s brothers picture “Hail, Cesar”, starring by  Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes.

From Latin America, Argentina will be presenting two films, “Helada Negra” from the director Maximiliano Schonfeld and “El Rey del Once” from Daniel Burman, two times Silver Bear winner in 2004 for the film “El Abrazo Partido”.

Also, the american director Spike Lee will be presenting a his new film “Chi-Raq”.

Chile will be there with 4 films only for exhibition: “Rara”, “Las Plantas”, “Aquí no ha pasado nada” y “Nunca vas a estar solo”.

The 18 films competing for the “Golden Bear” are:

  1. 24 Weeks, by Anne Zohra Berrached (Germany).
  1. Boris Without Béatrice, by Denis Côté (Canada).
  1. Cartas de guerra, by Ivo M. Ferreira (Portugal).
  1. Crosscurrent, by Yang Chao (China).
  1. A Dragon Arrives!, by Mani Haghighi (Iran).
  1. Fire at Sea, by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy y France).
  1. Genius, by Michael Grandage (USA and UK).
  1. A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, by Lav Diaz (Philippines and Singapur).
  1. Hedi, by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia, Belgium and France).
  1. Alone in Berlin, by Vincent Perez (Germany, France and UK).
  1. The Commune, by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark, Sweden and Holland).
  1. Things to Come, by Mia Hansen-Løve (France and Germany).
  1. Midnight Special, by Jeff Nichols (USA).
  1. Being 17, by André Téchiné (France).
  1. Death in Sarajevo, by Danis Tanovic (France, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  1. Soy Nero, Rafi Pitts (Germany, France and Mexico).
  1. Zero Days, by Alex Gibney (USA).
  1. United States of Love, by Tomasz Wasilewski (Poland y Sweden).
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