Here is the line-up for the 65th Berlin film festival

2015-02-02 18:00

Berlin - The 65th Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, starts on Thursday with 23 international productions screening in the main showcase.

Nineteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running February 5 to 15, with a jury led by US filmmaker Darren Aronofsky selecting the winner. Twenty-one of the main features are world premieres and two are directors' feature debuts.

The Berlinale Special sidebar section features notable films given gala screenings that are outside the main line-up.

Here is the complete list including the English title, director and countries where the films were produced:

45 Years, Andrew Haigh starring Charlotte Rampling, Britain

Aferim!, Radu Jude, Romania/Bulgaria/Czech Republic

Als wir traeumten (As We Were Dreaming), Andreas Dresen, Germany/France

Body, Malgorzata Szumowska, Poland

Cha va con va (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories), Phan Dang Di,


Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh starring Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgard and Helena Bonham Carter, US/Britain (out of competition)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato, Peter Greenaway,


El boton de nacar (The Pearl Button), Patricio Guzman, France/Chile/Spain

El Club (The Club), Pablo Larrain, Chile

Elser (13 Minutes), Oliver Hirschbiegel,

Germany (out of competition)

Everything Will Be Fine, Wim Wenders starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams,

Germany/Canada/France/Sweden/Norway (out of competition)

Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano), Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France (feature debut)

Journal d'une femme de chambre (Diary of a Chambermaid), Benoit Jacquot starring Lea Seydoux, France/Belgium

Knight of Cups, Terrence Malick starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, US

Mr. Holmes, Bill Condon starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, Britain (out of competition)

Nadie quiere la noche (Nobody Wants the Night), Isabel Coixet starring Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi and Gabriel Byrne, Spain/France/Bulgaria (opening film)

Pod Elektricheskimi Oblakami (Under Electric Clouds), Alexei German, Russia/Ukraine/Poland

Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson, US

Taxi, Jafar Panahi, Iran

Ten no chasuke (Chasuke's Journey), Sabu,


Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin), Laura Bispuri,

Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Kosovo (feature debut)

Victoria, Sebastian Schipper, Germany

Yi Bu Zhi Yao (Gone with the Bullets), Jiang Wen, China/US

Berlinale Special Highlights:

Die abhandene Welt (The Misplaced World), Margarethe von Trotta, Germany

Fifty Shades of Grey, Sam Taylor-Johnson starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, US

Love and Mercy, Bill Pohlad starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, US

Selma, Ava DuVernay starring David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson, US/Britain

Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Katie Holmes, Britain publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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