The first seven films for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Competition programme have been selected.
Competitors include former Berlinale bear winners Andreas Dresen (Nightshapes, 1999; Grill Point, 2002) and Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, 1999) with their newest works.
Berlinale regular Peter Greenaway, former Generation participant Andrew Haigh, Russian director Alexey German and newcomer Jayro Bustamante also make the cut.
Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella will screen out of competition.
Films confirmed in competition to date (in alphabetical order):
By Andrew Haigh (Weekend)
With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
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
By Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)
With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, [link