The first five films for the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and the Berlinale Special have been announced. The films for the Berlinale Special include the Indian-German co-production Don – The King Is Back, the documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia, Guy Maddin’s Keyhole from Canada, as well as Werner Herzog’s documentary series Death Row from the USA.

Competition

Captive
France/Philippines/Germany/Great Britain
By Brillante Mendoza (Serbis, Kinatay, Lola)
With Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta
World premiere

Dictado (Childish Games)
Spain
By Antonio Chavarrías (Susanna, Volverás, Las vidas de Celia)
With Juan Diego Botto, Barbara Lennie, Mágica Pérez
World premiere

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
USA
By Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader)
With Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Thomas Horn
International premiere / Out of Competition

Jin líng Shí San Chai (The Flowers Of War)
People’s Republic of China
By Zhang Yimou (The Red Lantern, Hero, A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop)
With Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Atsuro Watabe
International premiere / Out of Competition

Kebun binatang (Postcards From The Zoo)
Indonesia/Germany/Hongkong, China
By Edwin (Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon, The Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly)
With Ladya Cheryl, Nicholas Saputra
World premiere

Berlinale Special

Death Row – Documentary series in four parts
USA
By Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams)
World premiere

Don – The King Is Back
India/Germany
By Farhan Akhtar (Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Don)
With Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri, Florian Lukas
German premiere

Keyhole
Canada
By Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music In The World, Brand Upon The Brain)
With Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Brooke Palsson
International premiere

La chispa de la vida
Spain
By Álex de la Iglesia (El día de la bestia, Perdita Durango, The Last Circus)
With Salma Hayek, José Mota, Fernando Tejero, Blanca Portillo, Juan Luis Galiardo
International premiere

Marley – Documentary
Great Britain/USA
By Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland, Life In A Day, Touching The Void)
World premiere

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