Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Film, Ralph Fiennes' 'Coriolanus' in Berlin Competition
BERLIN -- Coriolanus, the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes, Wim Wenders' hotly-anticipated 3D dance film Pina and The Future, the latest from indie film darling Miranda July (You, Me and Everyone We Know) are among the picks for next year's Berlin International Film Festival.
The Future, which will premiere in Sundance, will screen in competition for Berlin's Golden Bear. Both Wenders' 3D tribute to choreography legend Pina Bausch and Ralph Fiennes' Shakespeare adaptation, in which he stars alongside Gerald Butler, Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave, nabbed an out of competition slot.
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The first bunch of competition titles announced by festival director Dieter Kosslick lean heavily to European and U.S. arthouse.
Competition hopefuls include Yelling at the Sky from first-timer Victoria Mahoney, If Not Us, Who? a rare fictional entry from famed German documentary film maker Andres Veiel (Black Box BRD), Jonathan Sagall's Israeli drama Lipstikka and Our Grand Despair from Turkish director Seyfi Teoman.
Berlin will announce its full competition lineup in the coming weeks.