The first seven films for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Competition programme have been selected. The productions and co-productions hail from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, United Kingdom, Ukraine and the US.
45 Years United Kingdom By Andrew Haigh (Weekend) With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay World premiere
Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming) Germany / France By Andreas Dresen (Grill Point, Cloud 9, Stopped on Track) With Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee World premiere
Cinderella USA By Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi und Helena Bonham Carter International premiere – Out of competition
Eisenstein in Guanajuato The Netherlands / Mexico / Belgium / Finland By Peter Greenaway (The Tulse Luper Suitcases) With Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti World premiere
Ixcanul (Ixcanul Volcano) Guatemala / France By Jayro Bustamante With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo, Marvin Coroy World premiere – Debut feature
Knight of Cups USA By Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line) With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman World premiere
Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds) Russian Federation / Ukraine / Poland By Alexey German (Paper Soldier) With Lui Frank, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasiya Melnikova, Piotr Gasowski World premiere