Berlinale 2020 Competition titles fully announced

Kelly Reichardt, Sally Potter, Abel Ferrara, Christian Petzold and many more!

The line-up of the 2020 Berlinale Competition programme has been completed. The Competition programme includes 18 films from 18 countries with 16 world premieres as well as one documentary form.


“The Competition films tell intimate and earth-shattering, individual and collective stories that have an enduring effect and gain their impact from their interplay with the audience. If there is a predominance of dark tones, this may be because the films we have selected tend to look at the present without illusion – not to cause fear, but because they want to open our eyes. The trust cinema places in humankind, these suffering, ill-treated, manipulative beings, is unbroken – so unbroken that it consistently views them as its protagonists,” comments Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.





Berlin Alexanderplatz

Germany / Netherlands

by Burhan Qurbani

with Welket Bungué, Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch, Joachim Król, Annabelle Mandeng, Nils Verkooijen, Richard Fouofié Djimeli

World premiere


DAU. Natasha

Germany / Ukraine / United Kingdom / Russian Federation

by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel

with Natalia Berezhnaya, Olga Shkabarnya, Vladimir Azhippo, Alexei Blinov, Luc Bigé

World premiere


Domangchin yeoja (The Woman Who Ran)

Republic of Korea

by Hong Sangsoo

with Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Song Seonmi, Kim Saebyuk, Lee Eunmi, Kwon Haehyo, Shin Seokho, Ha Seongguk

World premiere


Effacer l'historique (Delete History)

France / Belgium

by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

with Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero

World premiere


El prófugo (The Intruder)

Argentina / Mexico

by Natalia Meta

with Érica Rivas, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Daniel Hendler, Cecilia Roth, Guillermo Arengo, Agustín Rittano, Mirta Busnelli

World premiere


Favolacce (Bad Tales)

Italy / Switzerland

by Damiano & Fabio D'’Innocenzo

with Elio Germano, Barbara Chichiarelli, Lino Musella, Gabriel Montesi, Max Malatesta

World premiere


First Cow


by Kelly Reichardt

with John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Scott Shepherd, Gary Farmer, Lily Gladstone

International premiere


Irradiés (Irradiated)

France / Cambodia

by Rithy Panh

World premiere / Documentary form


Le sel des larmes (The Salt of Tears)

France / Switzerland

by Philippe Garrel

with Logann Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, André Wilms, Louise Chevillotte, Souheila Yacoub

World premiere


Never Rarely Sometimes Always


by Eliza Hittman

with Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten

International premiere


Rizi (Days)


by Tsai Ming-Liang

with Lee Kang-Sheng, Anong Houngheuangsy

World premiere


The Roads Not Taken

United Kingdom

by Sally Potter

with Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney

World premiere


Schwesterlein (My Little Sister)


by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond

with Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus, Thomas Ostermeier, Linne-Lu Lungershausen, Noah Tscharland, Isabelle Caillat, Moritz Gottwald, Urs Jucker

World premiere


Sheytan vojud nadarad (There Is No Evil)

Germany / Czech Republic / Iran

by Mohammad Rasoulof

World premiere



Italy / Germany / Mexico

by Abel Ferrara

with Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney, Cristina Chiriac

World premiere


Todos os mortos (All the Dead Ones)

Brazil / France

by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra

with Mawusi Tulani, Clarissa Kiste, Carolina Bianchi, Thaia Perez, Alaíde Costa, Leonor Silveira, Agyei Augusto, Rogério Brito, Thomás Aquino, Andrea Marquee

World premiere



Germany / France

by Christian Petzold

with Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

World premiere


Volevo nascondermi (Hidden Away)


by Giorgio Diritti

with Elio Germano

World premiere


Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning in The Roads Not Taken by Sally Potter Stills Competition 2020