Films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017

On Jan 10, 2017, a further 13 films have thus been invited to screen in the Competition and Berlinale Special section at the 67th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. In addition to the previously announced titles (December 15, 2016), productions from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong – China, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan-China, United Kingdom and the USA have now been added to the programme.


Competition (Incomplete list)

The following films will be celebrating world or international premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2017.


Ana, mon amour

Romania / Germany / France

By Călin Peter Netzer (Child‘s Pose, Maria)

World premiere


Beuys – Documentary


By Andres Veiel (Black Box Germany, Addicted To Acting, If not us, Who)

World premiere



Portugal / France

By Teresa Villaverde (The Major Age, The Mutants, Trance)

World premiere


The Dinner


By Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart)

World premiere


Félicité Félicité

France / Senegal / Belgium / Germany / Lebanon

By Alain Gomis (L’Afrance, Andalucia, Tey)

World premiere


The Party

United Kingdom

By Sally Potter (Orlando, Yes, Ginger & Rosa)

World premiere


Pokot (Spoor)

Poland / Germany / Czech Republic / Sweden / Slovak Republic

By Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, Bitter Harvest, In Darkness)

World premiere


Teströl és lélekröl (On Body and Soul)


By Ildiko Enyedi (My 20th Century, Simon the Magician)

World premiere


Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)

Finland / Germany

By Aki Kaurismäki (The Match Factory Girl, I Hired A Contract Killer, Juha, Le Havre)

International premiere


Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Woman)

Chile / Germany / USA / Spain

By Sebastián Lelio (El Año del Tigre, Gloria)

World premiere


Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone)

South Korea

By Hong Sangsoo (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Right Now, Wrong Then)

World premiere


El Bar (The Bar)


By Álex de la Iglesia (Mad Circus, The Day of the Beast, The Oxford Murders)

World premiere – Out of competition


Helle Nächte (Bright Nights)

Germany / Norway

By Thomas Arslan (Dealer, Vacation, In the Shadows, Gold)

World premiere



Brazil / Portugal

By Marcelo Gomes (Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures, The Man of the Crowd, I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You)

World premiere




By James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted, Walk The Line, The Wolverine)

World premiere – Out of competition


Mr. Long

Japan / Germany / Hong Kong, China / Taiwan

By Sabu (Monday, Chasuke’s Journey)

World premiere


Return to Montauk

Germany / France / Ireland

By Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum, Diplomatie)

World premiere


T2 Trainspotting

United Kingdom

By Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire)

International premiere – Out of competition


Viceroy’s House

India / United Kingdom

By Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham, What’s Cooking)

World premiere – Out of competition


Wilde Maus (Wild Mouse)


By Josef Hader

World premiere – First Feature

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