Genius, Michael Grandage. Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West

Joining opening film Hail, Caesar! by Joel and Ethan Coen, the first nine films have been revealed for the 66th Berlin International Film Festival Competition and Berlinale Special program. Films include the European Premiere of Where To Invade Next – documentary by Michael Moore, and The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble by Morgan Neville; and the World Premiere of Genius (pictured above) by Michael Grandage, starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.

Competition

Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice)
Canada
By Denis Côté (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear)
With James Hyndman, Simone-Elise Girard, Denis Lavant, Isolda Dychauk, Dounia Sichov
World premiere

Genius
United Kingdom / USA
By Michael Grandage
With Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West
World premiere – first feature

Alone in Berlin
Germany / France / United Kingdom
By Vincent Perez (The Secret)
With Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt
World premiere

Midnight Special
USA
By Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter)
With Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaedan Lieberher, Sam Shepard
World premiere

Zero Days – documentary
USA
By Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side)
World premiere

Berlinale Special

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble – documentary
USA
By Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom)
European premiere

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger – documentary
United Kingdom
By Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton
World premiere

Where To Invade Next – documentary
USA
By Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine)
European premiere

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