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Berlin International Film Festival



Are you a cinephile? A movie buff who usually memorizes the dialogue of your favorite movies and can’t go to sleep until the last statuette has been awarded on Oscar night?

If so, you’re in luck because it the 65th Berlin International Film Festival is about to begin. From February 5 to 15, the Berlinale Palast will host the screening of about 400 films produced worldwide. But only one of these will win the Golden Bear for Best Film, the Berlinale’s highest award.

This year, the difficult task of choosing the best film of the festival has been tasked to the American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, president of the International Jury of this edition. The Oscar-winning director of Black Swan and other members of the jury have a difficult job, because the line-up for the 2015 Berlinale is full of well-known names of international cinema.

One of the most anticipated productions of the festival is the adaptation of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter. Another of the highlights of the Berlinale 2015 is the premiere of new work by Terrence Malick. The American filmmaker and author of The Tree of Life returns to directing with Knight of Cups, a film about the search for true love starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman.

In addition, the 65th edition of the Berlinale has a Spanish accent. The Catalan filmmaker Isabel Coixet will be responsible for opening the exhibition of cinema with his new film Nadie quiere la noche, a film that follows two women from opposite backgrounds who become companions during a trip to the North Pole in 1908 and features French actor Juliette Binoche. Similarly, Chilean filmmakers Pablo Larraín and Patricio Guzmán have snuck into the race for the Golden Bear Club with El club and El botón de nácar, respectively.

German director Wim Wenders will be awarded the Honorary Bear for his career, while competing for the Golden Bear with his new work Everything Will Be Fine, which stars James Franco. The film tells the story of Tomas Eldan, a man tormented by the tragedy from accidentally running over a child and killing him.

If you plan on traveling to Berlin from February 5 to 15, don’t miss this opportunity to catch these movies and more in Berlin!