Berlin International Film Festival 2013

Films in competition for this year's Golden Bear.

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Dark Blood Dark Blood
Dark Blood and The Nun
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker (Epizoda U Zivotu Beraca Zeljeza) (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Danis Tanovic; Writer: Danis Tanovic; Stars: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic)
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
Before Midnight (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Linklater; Writer: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater; Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick)
Jesse and Celine consider their lives together after nine years of living together.
Camille Claudel, 1915 (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller)
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Child's Pose (Pozitia Copilului) (Country: Romania; Year: 2013; Director: Calin Peter Netzer; Writer: Razvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer; Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu)
An upper class woman loses all sight of morality as she strives to save her son from a prison sentence for knocking down an killing a child.
Closed Curtain (Pardé) (Country: Iran; Year: 2013; Director: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi; Writer: Jafar Panahi; Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi, Azadeh Torabi, Abolghasem Sobhani, Mahyar Jafaripour, Ramin Akhariani, Sina Mashyekhi, Siamak Abedinpour, Zeynab Kanoum)
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Closed Curtain Closed Curtain
Closed Curtain and An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
The Croods (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders; Writer: Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener)
A prehistoric family leaves the comfort of the cave.
Dark Blood (Country: US, UK, Netherlands; Year: 2012; Director: George Sluizer; Writer: Jim Barton; Stars: River Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Judy Davis)
When a couple's car breaks down at an former nuclear test site they are rescued and imprisoned by a local hermit.
Gloria (Country: Chile, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora)
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
Gold (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Thomas Arslan; Writer: Thomas Arslan; Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth)
German settlers in Canada underestimate the dangers of the wilderness through which they are travelling.
The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi) (Country: Hong Kong, China, US; Year: 2013; Director: Wong Kar Wai; Writer: Wong Kar Wai, Xu Haofeng, Zou Jingzhi; Stars: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Jin, Song Hye-kyo, Chang Chen, Wang Qingxiang, Cung Le, Lo Hoi-pang, Liu Xun, Leung Siu Lung, Julian Cheung Chi-lam)
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
Side Effects Side Effects
Side Effects and Child's Pose
Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) (Country: Kazakhstan, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Emir Baigazin; Writer: Emir Baigazin; Stars: Timur Aidarbekov)
A brutally bullied teenager struggles to avoid getting drawn into a cycle of violence.
In the Name of (W Imie) (Country: Poland; Year: 2013; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maria Maj)
A young priest struggles to repress his homosexual desires.
Layla Fourie (Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Pia Marais; Writer: Horst Markgraf, Pia Marais; Stars: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Jeroen Kranenburg, Rapulana Seiphemo)
A young woman who accepts a job as a polygraphist soon becomes a suspect herself.
A Long And Happy Life (Dolgaya Schastlivaya Zhizn) (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Boris Khlebnikov; Writer: Aleksandr Rodionov, Boris Khlebnikov; Stars: Anna Kotova, Yevgeni Syty, Aleksandr Yatsenko)
A farmer struggles to hold onto his land in a changing Russia.
Night Train To Lisbon (Nachtzug Nach Lissabon) (Country: Germany, Switzerland, Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: Bille August; Writer: Greg Latter, based on the book by Pascal Mercier.; Stars: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston)
The lives of two very different men collide when they embark on journeys of self discovery across Lisbon.
Paradise: Hope Paradise: Hope
Paradise: Hope and Promised Land
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Seon-gyun, Ye Ji-won, Yoo Joon-sang)
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
The Nun (La Religieuse) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Guillaume Nicloux, based on the book by Denis Diderot; Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck, Françoise Lebrun, Agathe Bonitzer, Alice de Lencquesaing, Gilles Cohen, Marc Barbé, François Négret, Lou Castel, Nicolas Jouhet, Pascal Bongard, Pierre Nisse, Fabrizio Rongione)
A portrait of suffering focused on a young woman forced to become a nun because her parents cannot afford a dowry for her.
On My Way (Elle S'En Va) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Emmanuelle Bercot; Writer: Emmanuelle Bercot, Jérôme Tonnerre; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Camille, Mylène Demongeot)
Popping out for cigarettes, a middle aged woman just keeps going, increasingly determined to leave her old life behind.
Paradise: Hope (Paradies: Hoffnung) (Country: Austria, France, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Ulrich Seidl; Writer: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz; Stars: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz)
A teenager from a troubled middle class background spends the summer at fat camp and determines to seduce its director.
Promised Land (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Gus Van Sant; Writer: John Krasinski, Matt Damon; Stars: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Lucas Black)
A salesman arrives in a small agricultural town to try and persuade the impoverished locals to sell their land to a natural gas extraction company.
Camille Claudel, 1915 Camille Claudel, 1915
Camille Claudel, 1915 and Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
Prince Avalanche (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David Gordon Green; Writer: David Gordon Green; Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne)
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.
Side Effects (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Writer: Scott Z Burns; Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Polly Draper )
A successful couple's lives spiral out of control after one of them is prescribed a drug to treat anxiety.
The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Fredrik Bond; Writer: Matt Drake; Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint, James Buckley, Til Schweiger)
Traveling abroad, Charlie Countryman falls for Gabi, a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in Nigel, her violent, charismatic ex. As the darkness of Gabi’s past increasingly envelops him, Charlie resolves to win her heart, or die trying.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marie Brassard, Marc-André Grondin, Georges Molnar)
A couple, one of whom is just out of prison, hide away in a house in the woods until the past comes calling for them.
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