Clooney and Farrell for Berlin screening
Colin Farrell stars alongside Christian Bale, Jason Aaron Baca and Irene Bedard in Terrance Malik's period drama The New World. The film looks at the lives of the first English settlers in North America and their conflict with the Native Americans.
Berlin will also play host to Syriana, a film featuring Kayvan Novak, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Chris Cooper. Clooney plays a CIA operative in a political thriller about the worldwide oil industry. The film is written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, who also wrote the Oscar award-winning Traffic.
Both The New World and Syriana will show out of competition in Berlin.
The festival also announced seven films that have been short listed for the prestigious Golden and Silver Bear awards. The movies include British-Canadian co-production Snow Cake, which features Sigourney Weaver, and Australian film Candy.
The festival will run between February 9th and 19th. The full list for the 26 films showing will be announced in mid-January.
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