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Films in competition at 72nd Berlinale fest

Published on January 19, 2022

The 72nd Berlinale, Europe’s first major film festival of the year, will take place next month as an in-person event, with 18 movies from around the world competing.

A jury led by Indian-born American director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) will hand out the Golden and Silver Bear trophies at a gala ceremony in the German capital on February 16.

Seven of the movies vying for awards were made by women directors, including the first entry from a Southeast Asian female filmmaker, Kamila Andini of Indonesia.

Here are the their titles, production countries, directors and stars.

“A E I O U – Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe” (A E I O U – A Quick Alphabet of Love), Germany/France, by Nicolette Krebitz with Sophie Rois and Udo Kier

“Alcarras”, Spain/Italy, by Carla Simon with Jordi Pujol Dolcet

“Avec amour et acharnement” (Both Sides of the Blade), France, by Claire Denis with Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon

“Rimini”, Austria/France/Germany, by Ulrich Seidl with Michael Thomas

“Call Jane”, USA, by Phyllis Nagy with Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver

“Drii Winter” (A Piece of Sky), Switzerland/Germany, by Michael Koch with Michele Brand

“Everything Will Be Ok”, France/Cambodia, by Rithy Panh (documentary)

“La ligne” (The Line), Switzerland/France/Belgium, by Ursula Meier with Stephanie Blanchoud and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

“Leonora Addio”, Italy, by Paolo Taviani with Fabrizio Ferracane

“Les passagers de la nuit” (The Passengers of the Night), France, by Mikhael Hers with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Emmanuelle Beart

“Nana” (Before, Now & Then), Indonesia, by Kamila Andini with Happy Salma

“Peter von Kant”, France, by François Ozon with Denis Menochet, Isabelle Adjani and Hanna Schygulla (opening film)

“Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush” (Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush), Germany/France, by Andreas Dresen with Meltem Kaptan and Alexander Scheer

“Robe of Gems”, Mexico/Argentina/USA, by Natalia Lopez Gallardo with Nailea Norvind (debut film)

“So-seol-ga-ui Yeong-hwa” (The Novelist’s Film), South Korea, by Hong Sangsoo with Lee Hyeyoung and Kim Minhee

“Un ano, una noche” (One Year, One Night), Spain/France, by Isaki Lacuesta with Nahuel Perez Biscayart and Noemie Merlant

“Un ete comme ca” (That Kind of Summer), Canada, by Denis Cote with Larissa Corriveau and Aude Mathieu

“Yin Ru Chen Yan” (Return to Dust), China, by Li Ruijun with Wu Renlin and Hai Qing