French cinema will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival, to be held February 11 through 20, 2016, with three majority-French productions in competition (along with three minority co-productions) and two films presented out of competition.
The directors André Téchiné (whose film The Witnesses was previously shown in competition in Berlin in 2007), Mia Hansen-Løve (in the competition section for the first time this year), and Danis Tanovic (whose film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker was presented at Berlin in 2013) are behind the three films solely or majority-produced by France that are included in the Official Competition at Berlin this year.
In addition to this, the Out of Competition section will feature world premieres of two eagerly-anticipated films: Saint Amour by Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine, starring Gérard Depardieu and Benoît Poelvoorde, and News from Planet Mars by Dominik Moll, starring François Damiens.
The lineup for the festival's Panorama and Generation sections will be announced at a later late.
The Forum section, which serves as an independent platform for discovering new talent at the Berlinale, will showcase 44 films this year, including 10 titles crediting France as a co-production partner. Guillaume Nicloux will present his intriguing fantasy thriller The End, which reunites the director with lead actor Gérard Depardieu, while Eugène Green will reveal his latest offering The Son of Joseph, featuring Mathieu Amalric.
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