The Berlin Film Festival has named the first titles slotted to compete at the 63rd running of the event in February. They include the world premiere of the latest film in Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise series and the international premiere of Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land with, and written by, Matt Damon and John Krasinski. DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods will also get a world premiere, out of competition. This year’s fest runs February 7-17. The full list is below and includes the first Berlinale Special selection:

Competition
Gloria
Chile/Spain
By Sebastián Lelio
With Paulina García, Sergio Hernández
World premiere

Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon)
Republic of Korea
By Hong Sangsoo
With Eunchae Jung, Sunkyun Lee
World premiere

Paradies: Hoffnung (Paradise: Hope)
Austria/France/Germany
By Ulrich Seidl
With Melanie Lenz, Vivian Bartsch, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas
World premiere

Poziţia Copilului (Child’s Pose)
Romania
By Călin Peter Netzer
With Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu
World premiere

Promised Land
USA
By Gus Van Sant
With Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook
International premiere

The Croods – animated film in 3D
USA
By Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders
With the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
World premiere / out of competition

Berlinale Special
Unter Menschen (Redemption Impossible) – Documentary
Germany
By Christian Rost, Claus Strigel
World premiere

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