Berlin International Film Festival 2014

As part of the official programme, Berlinale Special will feature current works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries and unique formats. Films marked Berlin Special are out of competition.

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'71 '71
'71 and Boyhood
'71 (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Yann Demange; Writer: Gregory Burke; Stars: Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, David Wilmot, Sam Hazeldine, Martin McCann, Killian Scott, Jack Lowden, Valene Kane, Tom Raven, Barry Keoghan, Paul Popplewell, Gerard Jordan)
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
World premiere
Aloft (Country: US, Spain, France; Year: 2014; Director: Claudia Llosa; Writer: Claudia Llosa; Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, Cillian Murphy, William Shimell, Zen McGrath, Nancy Drake, Winta McGrath, Allan Wallace Dunkeld, Carson Nattrass, Cam Gates, Erika Marxx, Marjorie Roden, Karen Tusa)
A son goes in search of his estranged mother.
World premiere
Beauty And The Beast (La Belle Et La Bête) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Christophe Gans; Writer: Christophe Gans, Sandra Vo-Anh; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Myriam Charleins, Sara Giraudeau, Audrey Lamy, Jonathan Demurger, Nicolas Gob, Louka Meliava, Yvonne Catterfeld, Dejan Bucin, Mickey Hardt, Nora Huetz, Travis Kerschen)
Adaptation of the classic romance.
International premiere. Out of competition
Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dominik Graf; Writer: Dominik Graf; Stars: Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Hannah Herzsprung, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Andreas Pietschmann, Maja Maranow, Eli Wasserscheid, Bennet Meyer, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Schneider, Anne Schäfer, Klaus Lehmann, Philipp Oehme, Martin Trippensee)
Two sisters both fall for the same man - poet Friedrich Schiller.
World premiere
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai ri yan huo) (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Yi'nan Diao; Writer: Yi'nan Diao; Stars: Lun Mei Gwei, Fan Liao, Xuebing Wang)
A detective falls in love with a woman linked to the murder victims of his current investigation.
World premiere
Jack Jack
Jack and Black Coal, Thin Ice
Blilnd Massage (Tui Na) (Country: China, France; Year: 2014; Director: Ye Lou; Stars: Xiaodong Guo, Hao Qin, Lei Zhang)
World premiere
Boyhood (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Richard Linklater; Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Tamara Jolaine, Nick Krause, Jordan Howard, Evie Thompson, Sam Dillon)
The story of a youngster told over a 12 year period.
International premiere
Futuro Beach (Country: Brazil, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Karim Ainouz; Writer: Felipe Bragança, Karim Ainouz; Stars: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima, Thomas Aquino, Maj. Barreto, Marcus Davis Andrade Braga, Savio Ygor Ramos, Demick Lopes, Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra, Sabine Timoteo, Yannik Burwiek, Christoph Zrenner, Natascha Paulick, Ingo Naujoks)
A lifeguard finds love in an unexpected place.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson; Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux)
The adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy who becomes his friend.
World premiere
History Of Fear (Historia del Miedo) (Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Uruguay; Year: 2014; Director: Benjamín Naishtat; Writer: Benjamín Naishtat; Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero, Francisco Lumerman, César Bordón, Valeria Lois, Elsa Bois, Edgardo Castro, Mara Bestelli, Daniel Leguizamón)
A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.
World premiere
Aloft Aloft
Aloft and Futuro Beach
Inbetween Worlds (Zwischen Welten) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Feo Aladag; Writer: Feo Aladag, Judith Kaufmann, Matthias Kock; Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohamad Mohsen, Saida Barmaki, Burghart Klaußner, Sebastian Schipper, Ali Reza, Pit Bukowski, Christian Brückner, Tobias Schönenberg, Roman Rien, Felix Kramer, Salam Yousefzai, Shir Aqa, Abdul Sabor Rasooly)
Drama focusing on a troubled German soldier in Afghanistan.
World premiere
In Order Of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Hans Petter Moland; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Kristofer Hivju, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Jakob Oftebro, Pål Sverre Hagen, Sergej Trifunovic, Tobias Santelmann, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Arthur Berning, Atle Antonsen, Goran Navojec, Jon Øigarden, David Sakurai)
Vengeance thriller.
World premiere
Jack (Year: 2014; Director: Edward Berger; Writer: Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen; Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stöfen)
A boy and his younger brother go in search of their mum after she disappears.
World premiere
Life Of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Alan Ayckbourn, Jean-Marie Besset, Laurent Herbiet, Alain Resnais, Caroline Silhol; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Michel Vuillermoz, Caroline Sihol, Travis Kerschen)
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.
World premiere
The Little House (Chiisai Ouchi) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Yôji Yamada; Writer: Kyôko Nakajima, Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu; Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baishô, Takako Matsu, Takatarô Kataoka, Yui Natsukawa, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Haru Kuroki, Yukijirô Hotaru, Tomoko Nakajima, Isao Hashizume, Takashi Sasano, Fumino Kimura, Shigeru Muroi, Nenji Kobayashi)
A woman recalls her life in Tokyo during the Second World War.
International premiere
Beloved Sisters Beloved Sisters
Beloved Sisters and Life Of Riley
Macondo (Country: Austria; Year: 2014; Director: Sudabeh Mortezai; Writer: Sudabeh Mortezai; Stars: Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva, Rosa Minkailova, Iman Nasuhanowa, Askhab Umaev, Hamsat Nasuhanow, Champascha Sadulajev)
Macondo walks the line between documentary and fiction and tells a coming-of-age story about identity, belonging and self-determination, located in the rough and unadorned reality of refugee communities in Vienna.
World premiere
The Monuments Men (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: George Clooney; Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov; Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Dimitri Leonidas)
A Second World War platoon are given the job of rescuing artwork form Nazi thieves.
World premiere
No Man's Land (Wu Ren Qu) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Hao Ning; Writer: Xing Aina, Hao Ning, Ping Shu; Stars: Zheng Xu, Duobujie, Nan Yu, Bo Huang, Duo Ba, Hong Guo, Hao Ning, Hong Tao, Pei Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Xinming Yang, Hu Zhao)
A lawyer finds himself on an adventure as he tries to cross the Gobi desert for a trial.
International premiere
Nymphomaniac (Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Lars von Trier; Writer: Lars von Trier; Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, Michael Pas, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Maja Arsovic)
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her experiences.
Out of competition
Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dietrich Brüggemann; Writer: Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann; Stars: Hanns Zischler, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Birge Schade, Ramin Yazdani, Lucie Aron, Lea van Acken, Moritz Knapp, Klaus Michael Kamp, Georg Wesch)
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
World premiere
The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Monuments Men
Stratos (Mikro psari) (Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus; Year: 2014; Director: Yannis Economides; Writer: Yannis Economides, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Harry Lagoussis, Vangelis Mourikis, Xiros Thanos; Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou, Petros Zervos, Yannis Tsortekis, Giorgos Giannopoulos, Yannis Anastasakis, Veronica Naujoks, Polina Dellatola, Maria Kallimani, Yannis Voulgarakis, Omiros Poulakis, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Giorgos Biniaris, Alekos Pangalos, Sonja Theodoridou)
Story of a contract killer who moonlights in a bakery.
World premiere
The Third Side Of The River (La tercera orilla, The Third Bank) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Celina Murga; Writer: Gabriel Medina, Celina Murga; Stars: Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese)
A youngster struggles to come to terms with his father's second family.
World premiere
Two Men In Town (Country: France, US; Year: 2014; Director: Rachid Bouchareb; Writer: Rachid Bouchareb, Yasmina Khadra, Olivier Lorelle; Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Luis Guzmán, Brenda Blethyn, Tim Guinee, Sarah Minnich, Matthew Page, Stan Carp, John F. Kollar, Aaron Alexander, Michael Stone, Lionel Archuleta, Chris Ranney, Patrick Juarez)
A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.
World premiere
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