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Tehran (IranArt): Another 10 films have been invited to the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Three more have also been selected for the programme of the Berlinale Special.

Joining the 8 Competition films and two Berlinale Special titles are 13 productions from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong - China, Iran, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Paraguay, People’s Republic of China, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the USA.

Khook (Pig) by Mani Haghighi representing Iran in the competition section of Belinale 2018. Hasan Majouni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi and Parinaz Izadyar are the main players of this movie which will be premiered in Berlin. The story is about a filmmaker who is devastated by his normal life. A chain killer is killing all main directors but he is not among them…

Further films of the Competition and Berlinale Special programme will be revealed soon.

According to, the following films will be celebrating world or international premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2018.

3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon) - Germany / Austria / France By Emily Atef (Molly’s Way, The Stranger In Me) With Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek, Denis Lavant - World premiere

Black 47 - Ireland / Luxembourg  By Lance Daly (Kisses, The Good Doctor) With Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene, Jim Broadbent - World premiere – Out of competition

Damsel – USA By David Zellner, Nathan Zellner (Kid-Thing, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter) With Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster, Joe Billingiere - International premiere

Eldorado (Documentary) - Switzerland / Germany By Markus Imhoof (The Boat Is Full, More Than Honey) - World premiere – Out of competition

Las herederas (The Heiresses) - Paraguay / Germany / Uruguay / Norway / Brazil / France By Marcelo Martinessi With Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova - World premiere - First Feature

Khook (Pig) – Iran By Mani Haghighi (Modest Reception, A Dragon Arrives!) With Hasan Majouni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar, Ali Bagheri - World premiere

La prière (The Prayer) – France By Cédric Kahn (Red Lights, Wild Life) With Anthony Bajon, Damien Chapelle, Alex Brendemühl, Louise Grinberg, Hanna Schygulla - World premiere

Toppen av ingenting (The Real Estate) - Sweden / United Kingdom By Måns Månsson (The Yard, Mr Governor), Axel Petersén (Avalon) With Léonore Ekstrand, Christer Levin, Christian Saldert, Olof Rhodin, Carl Johan Merner, Don Bennechi - World premiere

Touch Me Not - Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France  By Adina Pintilie (Don’t Get Me Wrong) With Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Hanna Hofmann, Seani Love, Irmena Chichikova - World premiere - First Feature

Transit  - Germany / France By Christian Petzold (Yella, Barbara, Phoenix) With Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt, Sebastian Hülk, Emilie de Preissac, Antoine Oppenheim - World premiere

Leila Hatami Mani Haqiqi Mahdi Foroutan Berlin Film Festival Khook Pig Hasan Majouni
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