Steven Soderberg’s ‘Unsane’ Added to Berlin Film Festival Competition


Steven Soderberg’s Unsane, starring Claire Foy, Rosamund Pike-fronted 7 Days in Entebbe and Gael García Bernal’s Museum have been added to the Competition section at the Berlin Film Festival, while a number of titles including Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince has been added as a Special Gala.

Horror thriller Unsane, which centers on a young woman, played Foy, who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear and was thought to have been filmed by iPhone, will have its world premiere, at the festival, which runs February 15 to 25.

The Bleecker Street and New Regency-distributed title will be joined by José Padilha’s7 Days in Entebbe, the Focus Features thriller inspired by the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, Ága, from Otchuzhdenie director Milko Lazarov, Ang panahon ng halimaw (Season of the Devil), from Lav Diaz (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery) and Museo (Museum), Alonso Ruizpalacios’ heist movie starring Gael García Bernal.

Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, which stars Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas, will have its European premiere as part of Berlinale Special, alongside the world premiere of Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Unga Astrid (Becoming Astrid). The Berlinale Special at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will feature Ulli Lommel’s satire America Land of the Freeks, Ryuichi Sakamoto: async at the Park Avenue Armory from Stephen Nomura Schible (Ryūichi Sakamoto: Coda), while Berlinale Special at Kino International will feature Martin Šulík’s The Interpreter and Heinz Brinkmann’s Usedom – Der freie Blick aufs Meer.

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