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Berlin Film Festival Competition Line-Up: Asghar Farhadi, Michelle Pfeiffer

Berlin Film Festival 2009: Golden Bear Line-Up


Lars Eidinger, Birgit Minichmayr in Alle Anderen

Alle Anderen Germany
by Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees)
with Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Nicole Marischka
World premiere

Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfeiffer in Cheri

Cheri UK/Germany/France
By Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons)
With Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones
World premiere

Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti in About Elly

Darbareye Elly (About Elly) Iran
By Asghar Farhadi (Fireworks Wednesday)
With Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Mani Haghighi
World premiere

Horacio Camandule in Gigante

Gigante Uruguay/Germany/Argentina
By Adrián Biniez (Total Disponibilidad)
With Horacio Camandulle, Leonor Svarcas
World premiere

Demi Moore, Parker Posey in Happy Tears

Happy Tears USA
By Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth)
With Demi Moore, Parker Posey, Rip Torn, Ellen Barkin
World premiere

Tommy Lee Jones in In the Electric Mist

In the Electric Mist France/USA
By Bertrand Tavernier (Laissez-Passer, La Guerre Sans Nom)
With Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard
World premiere

Katalin Varga

Katalin Varga Romania/UK/Hungary - debut film
By Peter Strickland
With Hilda Péter, Norbert Tankó, Tibor Pálfy, Sebastian Marina
World premiere

Lorna Brown, Trine Dyrholm in Lille Soldat

Lille Soldat (Little Soldier) Denmark
By Annette K. Olesen (Minor Mishaps)
With Trine Dyrholm, Finn Nielsen, Lorna Brown
International premiere

Sotigui Kouyate, Brenda Blethyn in London River

London River Algeria / France / Great Britain
by Rachid Bouchareb (Little Senegal, Days of Glory)
with Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyate
World premiere

Michelle Williams, Gael Garcia Bernal in Mammoth

Mammoth (top photo) Sweden / Germany / Denmark
by Lukas Moodysson (Show me Love, Lilja 4-ever)
with Gael Garcia Bernal, Michelle Williams, Sophie Nyweide, Tom McCarthy
International premiere

Forever Enthralled

Mei Lanfang (Forever Enthralled) People's Republic of China
by Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, The Promise)
with Leon Lai, Zhang Ziyi, Sun Honglei, Chen Hong
International premiere

Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson in The Messenger

The Messenger USA
by Oren Moverman - directorial debut
with Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton
International premiere

Renée Zellweger in My One and Only

My One And Only USA
By Richard Loncraine
With Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall

Riz Ahmed in Rage by Sally Potter

Rage Great Britain / USA
by Sally Potter (The Tango Lesson, Orlando)
with Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Wiest, Steve Buscemi, Simon Abkarian
World premiere

Sergi Lopez, Alexandra Lamy in Ricky

Ricky France/Italy
By François Ozon (8 Femmes, Swimming Pool)
With Alexandra Lamy, Sergi Lopez, Mélusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret
World premiere

Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca in Storm

Storm (Sturm) Germany/Denmark/The Netherlands
By Hans-Christian Schmid (Requiem, Distant Lights)
With Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane, Rolf Lassgård
World premiere

Pawel Szajda, Krystyna Janda in Sweet Rush

Tatarak (Sweet Rush) Poland
By Andrzej Wajda (Popiól i diament, Katyn)
With Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jan Englert
World premiere

The Milk of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa

La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) Spain/Peru
By Claudia Llosa (Madeinusa)
With Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solis
World premiere


Out of Competition Line-Up


Willem Dafoe in The Dust of Time by Theo Angelopoulos

The Dust of Time Greece / Germany / Italy / Russia
by Theo Angelopoulos (Eternity and a Day, The Weeping Meadow)
with Irène Jacob, Michel Piccoli, Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz
International premiere

Ulrich Tukur, Riccardo Scarmacio in Eden a l'ouest

Eden à l'ouest (Eden is West) France/Greece/Italy
By Costa-Gavras (Missing, Amen)
With Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Tukur
International premiere

Clive Owen, Naomi Watts in The International

The International USA / Germany / UK
by Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run, Perfume)
with Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen
World premiere

Deutschland '09

Deutschland '09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation Germany
Compilation film by Fatih Akin, Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Sylke Enders, Dominik Graf, Romuald Karmakar, Nicolette Krebitz, Isabelle Stever, Hans Steinbichler, Hans Weingartner, Christoph Hochhäusler, Dani Levy and Angela Schanelec
World premiere

Anthony Mackie, Jamal Woolard in Notorious

Notorious USA
By George Tillman Jr. (Men of Honor)
With Angela Bassett, Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie
International premiere

Steve Martin, Andy Garcia in The Pink Panther 2

Pink Panther II USA
by Harald Zwart (One Night at McCool's)
with Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia
International premiere

Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee USA
by Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose)
with Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Keanu Reeves, Maria Bello, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder
World premiere

David Kross, Kate Winslet in The Reader

The Reader USA / Germany
by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot)
with Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Alexandra Maria Lara

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3 Comments to Berlin Film Festival Competition Line-Up: Asghar Farhadi, Michelle Pfeiffer

  1. Andre

    Do you mean “Seraphine,” with Yolande Moreau?

  2. ingrid

    Could you tell me where to see a movie that I don't know the title to. It revolves around this maid from France working for a family in Germany. Her name is Serafin. The movie won the award

  3. gotted

    My bet is on Brenda Blethyn for next year's Oscar. At least a nomination.