The first eight titles for the Competition programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. In addition to the opening film True Grit by Joel and Ethan Coen another seven productions and co-productions have been selected. They include films from Turkey, the Netherlands, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the USA.

So far the following films have been selected:

Bizim Büyük Çaresizligimiz (Our Grand Despair)
Turkey / Germany / Netherlands
by Seyfi Teoman (Tatil Kitabi/Summer Book)
with Ilker Aksum, Fatih Al, Günes Sayin, Baki Davrak, Taner Birsel, Mehmet Ali Nuroglu
World premiere

Coriolanus UK – debut film
by Ralph Fiennes
with Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, James Nesbitt
World premiere / out of competition

Lipstikka Israel/UK
by Jonathan Sagall (Urban Feel)
with Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Moran Rosenblatt, Ziv Weiner
World premiere

Pina Germany/France – dance film in 3D
by Wim Wenders (The American Friend, Buena Vista Social Club, The Million Dollar Hotel)
with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal
World premiere / out of competition

Wer wenn nicht wir (If not us, who?) Germany
by Andres Veiel (The Survivors, Addicted to Acting)
with August Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling
World premiere

Yelling To The Sky USA – debut film
by Victoria Mahoney
with Zoë Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson
World premiere

The Future Germany / USA
by Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know)
with Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky
International premiere

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