The Berlin International Film Festival has completed its competition program, adding world premieres by directors including Wim Wenders, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Pablo Larrain, organizers announced Monday.
The program's name is actually something of a misnomer, as four of the 23 films will be screening out of competition, including Wenders' "Every Thing Will Be Fine" and Hirschbiegel's "Elser" (known as "13 Minutes" in English). Twenty-one of the films are world premieres.
Wenders' "Every Thing" is a 3-D drama starring James Franco as a writer who causes the accidental death of a child and spends the next 12 years reflecting on the tragedy. Rachel McAdams and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star.
The Berlinale, which runs Feb. 5 to 15, previously announced that it will pay tribute to German filmmaker Wenders by screening 10 of his films and presenting him with an honorary Golden Bear.
"Elser" finds Hirschbiegel, director of the Hitler drama "Downfall," on familiar ground as he tells the story of the Nazi resistance fighter Georg Elser, a carpenter who nearly changed the course of history when he attempted to assassinate the Fuhrer in 1939.
Among the newly added films that will be in competition are Larrain's "El Club," Patricio Guzman's "El Boton de Nacar" ("The Pearl Button") and Sabu's "Ten No Chasuke" ("Chasuke's Journey").
The complete Competition lineup is available on the festival website.
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