The 61st Berlin film festival opens on Thursday and ends on February 20, with the awards ceremony taking place on February 19.
Following are the 22 films in the main competition lineup, along with the production countries, the name of the director and the names of major stars. Six are not in the running for awards.
- True Grit (United States) by Joel and Ethan Coen. *
- The Turin Horse (Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/U.S.) by Bela Tarr.
- Almanya (Germany) by Yasemin Samdereli. *
- The Prize (Mexico/France/Poland/Germany), by Paula Markovitch.
- Nader And Simin, A Separation (Iran) by Asghar Farhadi.
- Tales Of The Night (France) by Michel Ocelot, 3D.
- Service Entrance (France) by Philippe Le Guay. *
- Margin Call (U.S.) by JC Chandor and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Paul Bettany.
- My Best Enemy (Austria/Luxemburg) by Wolfgang Murnberger and starring Moritz Bleibtreu. *
- Come Rain Come Shine (South Korea) by Lee Yoon-ki.
- Sleeping Sickness (Germany/France/Netherlands) by Ulrich Koehler.
- The Forgiveness of Blood (U.S./Albania/Denmark/Italy) by Joshua Marston.
- A Mysterious World (Argentina/Germany/Uruguay) by Rodrigo Moreno.
- Unknown (Germany/United Kingdom/France) by Jaume Collett-Serra and starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Bruno Ganz. *
- Innocent Saturday (Russia/Germany/Ukraine) by Alexander Mindadze.
- Our Grand Despair (Turkey/Germany/Netherlands) by Seyfi Teoman.
- Coriolanus (UK/Serbia) by Ralph Fiennes.
- Lipstikka (Israel/UK) by Jonathan Sagall.
- Pina (Germany/France) by Wim Wenders. 3D *
- If not us, who? (Germany) by Andres Veiel.
- Yelling To The Sky (U.S.) by Victoria Mahoney and starring Zoe Kravitz.
- The Future (Germany/U.S.) by Miranda July.
NOTE: * denotes films not competing for prizes.