The Berlin Film Festival announced five new titles for their lineup today, including Andre Techine’s Farewell to the Night and Zhang Yimou’s One Second. Adam McKay’s Golden Globe-winning and BAFTA-nominated Vice will show out of competition along with Alan Elliot’s Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace and more..
The competition section features 23 titles, 17 of which will compete for the Golden Bear. Seven of the 17 competing titles were directed by female filmmakers.
The new additions join the fantastically female-heavy slate of in competition titles:
Marie Kreutzer – The Ground Beneath My Feet
Wang Xiaoshuai – So Long, My Son
Isabel Coixet – Elisa & Marcela
Fatih Akin – The Golden Glove
Teona Strugar Mitevska – God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya
Lone Scherfig – The Kindness of Strangers
Francois Ozon – By the Grace of God
Angela Schanelec – I Was at Home, But
Emin Alper – A Tale of Three Sisters
Agnieszka Holland – Mr. Jones
Wang Quan’an – Ondog
Claudio Giovannesi – Piranhas
Denis Cote – Ghost Town Anthology
Nora Fingscheidt – System Crasher
Hans Petter Moland – Out Stealing Horses
For the full slate of sections and films go here. The 69th Berlin Film Festival runs February 7-17.