Berlin International Film Festival 2014

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In The Courtyard In The Courtyard
In The Courtyard and American Hustle
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Felix Herngren; Writer: Felix Herngren, Hans Ingemansson, Jonas Jonasson; Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer, Jens Hultén, Bianca Cruzeiro, Alan Ford, Sven Lönn, David Shackleton, Georg Nikoloff, Simon Säppenen, Manuel Dubra, Cory Peterson, Kerry Shale, Philip Rosch)
A man escapes from an old folks' home and goes on an unlikely adventure.
Afternoon Of A Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Nancy Buirski; Writer: Nancy Buirski; Stars: Jacques d'Amboise, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Tanaquil Le Clerq)
Study of the ballerina.
American Hustle (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: David O Russell; Writer: Eric Singer, David O Russell; Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Robert De Niro)
A con man is forced to work for a rogue FBI agent.
Baal (Country: West Germany; Year: 1969; Director: Volker Schlöndorff; Writer: Bertolt Brecht, Volker Schlöndorff; Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta, Günther Neutze, Miriam Spoerri, Marian Seidowsky, Irmgard Paulis, Carla Egerer, Wilmut Borell, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Andrea Brüdern, Claudia Butenuth, Johannes Buzalski, András Fricsay Kali Son, Michael Gempart)
Poet and anarchist Baal lives in an attic and reads his poems to cab drivers. At first feted and later rejected by bourgeois society, Baal roams through forests and along motorways, greedy for schnapps, cigarettes, women and men.
The Bohemian Life (Boheemielämää, Boheemielämää) (Country: France, Germany, Sweden, Finland; Year: 1992; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Henri Murger, Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didi, André Wilms, Kari Väänänen, Christine Murillo, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Laika, Carlos Salgado, Alexis Nitzer, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Gilles Charmant, Dominique Marcas, Samuel Fuller, Jean-Paul Wenzel, Louis Malle)
Three unappreciated artists, all kindred spirits, share their views of the world, their financial travails and love stories.
Tribute to Karl Baumgartner
Nymphomaniac Nymphomaniac
Nymphomaniac and The Unknown Known
Cathedrals Of Culture (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz; Writer: Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, Margreth Olin)
If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?' Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question.
César Chávez (Year: 2014; Director: Diego Luna; Writer: Keir Pearson, Timothy J Sexton; Stars: Rosario Dawson, Gabriel Mann, John Malkovich, Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Kevin Dunn, Michael Cudlitz, Jacob Vargas, Lisa Brenner, Mark Moses, Debi Derryberry, Yancey Arias, Spencer Garrett, Peter Jason, Julian Seager)
A biography of the civil-rights activist and labour organiser.
Diplomacy (Diplomatie) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Volker Schlöndorff; Writer: Cyril Gely, Cyril Gely, Volker Schlöndorff; Stars: Niels Arestrup, André Dussollier, Robert Stadlober, Burghart Klaußner, Lucas Prisor, Paula Beer, Thomas Arnold, Jean-Marc Roulot, Johannes Klaußner, Charlie Nelson, Tristan Robin, Stefan Wilkening)
Story of Hitler's orders to destroy Paris.
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (Country: US, Ecuador, Germany, Norway; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine; Writer: Dayna Goldfine, Daniel Geller, Celeste Schaefer Snyder; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Josh Radnor, Gustaf Skarsgård)
Documentary portrait of a 1930s murder.
European premiere
In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Pierre Salvadori; Writer: Pierre Salvadori, David Léotard; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Pio Marmaï, Michele Moretti, Nicolas Bouchaud, Oleg Kupchik)
Life, cracked ceilings, friendship and despondency in a Parisian apartment block
The Two Faces Of January The Two Faces Of January
The Two Faces Of January and A Long Way Down
A Long Way Down (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Pascal Chaumeil; Writer: Nick Hornby, Jack Thorne; Stars: Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Tuppence Middleton, Joe Cole, Shola Adewusi, Mohammed Ali, Ilan Goodman, Wilhelmina McFadden, Poppy Epstein, Thomas Williamson, Honey Epstein)
Four suicidal people meet on a roof and make a pact to stay alive.
World premiere
Night Will Fall (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Andre Singer; Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein)
Retracing the steps of a World War II 'missing Hitchcock film'.
Work in progress
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.
Someone You Love (En du elsker) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen; Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Sofus Rønnov, Eve Best, Lourdes Faberes, Peter Frödin, Thomas Hwan, Asger Gottlieb, Alfa Liv Ottesen, Anders Wallin, Jonas Krag, Henrik Liebgott, Jacob Gurevitsch, Ac)
A famous singer finds himself reconnecting with his family.
The Turning (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham; Writer: Tim Winton; Stars: Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Matt Nable, Callan Mulvey, Harrison Gilbertson, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Colin Friels, Brenna Harding, Susie Porter, Mirrah Foulkes, Kate Mulvany)
A collection of short films based on stories by Tim Winton.
International premiere
Night Will Fall Night Will Fall
Night Will Fall and The Turning
The Two Faces Of January (Country: UK, US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Hossein Amini; Writer: Hossein Amini, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Yigit Özsener, Daisy Bevan)
Death in Greece involves a fraudulent investment banker, a tour guide and a young wife. There are no certainties and nowhere to run.
The Unknown Known (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Errol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld)
Documentary about Donald Rumsfeld.
Untitled New York Review of Books Documentary (Director: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi)
Work in progress
Watermark (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky)
A documentary on how water shapes humanity.
We Come As Friends (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Hubert Sauper)
We Come as Friends views colonisation as a human phenomenon through both explicit and metaphoric lenses without oversimplified accusations or political theorising. Alarmingly, It is not a historical film since colonisation and the slave trade still exist.
European premiere

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