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Terrence Malick’s mysterious 'Knight of Cups' to debut at Berlin Film Festival

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Terrence Malick’s mysterious 'Knight of Cups' to debut at Berlin Film Festival
The first paparazzi photos from Terrence Malick’s "Knight of Cups" surfaced in October 2012. Featuring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman playing in the ocean, it looked as poetic and narrative-less as anyone could hope from the "Badlands" and "Tree of Life" director. Since the shoot, Malick shot a second film (set around the Austin music scene... we think) and fought a few legal battles over his "Tree of Life" IMAX companion film "Voyage of Time." So we’ll forgive him that it’s taken this long for "Knight of Cups" to actually make its way on to the theater circuit and towards an actual release date. Monday morning, the 65th Berlin Film Festival announced the first seven films to be included in its 2015 Competition program. And whaddaya know — "Knight of Cups" is on it! Starring Bale, Portman, and Cate Blanchett, the film is about… well, we’re not sure. When
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Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Among First Berlin Competition Titles

Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Among First Berlin Competition Titles
The first seven films for the 65th Berlin Film Festival Competition program have just been announced, slightly lifting a veil of mystery on at least one title. Included in the lineup is Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, which will vie for prizes in its world premiere. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman star. Malick has been notorious for the secrecy that shrouds his projects and little has been known about Knight Of Cups other than that it deals with temptations, celebrity, and excess. The Berlin announcement hasn’t provided any more intel, but watchers have pondered when the film would make its first festival appearance, and its inclusion in the Berlinale’s first competition titles has just added an extra dimension to the proceedings as news begins to trickle out of Germany. Malick has won in Berlin before, taking the Golden Bear for 1999’s The Thin Red Line.
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Berlinale 2015: Malick, Greenaway in competition

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Berlinale 2015: Malick, Greenaway in competition
Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella to get international premiere out of comp.

The first seven films for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival Competition programme have been selected.

Competitors include former Berlinale bear winners Andreas Dresen (Nightshapes, 1999; Grill Point, 2002) and Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, 1999) with their newest works.

Berlinale regular Peter Greenaway, former Generation participant Andrew Haigh, Russian director Alexey German and newcomer Jayro Bustamante also make the cut.

Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella will screen out of competition.

Films confirmed in competition to date (in alphabetical order):

45 Years

United Kingdom

By Andrew Haigh (Weekend)

With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

World premiere

Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming)

Germany / France

By Andreas Dresen (Grill Point, Cloud 9, Stopped on Track)

With Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman, Frederic Haselon, Ruby O. Fee

World premiere

Cinderella

USA

By Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)

With Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, [link
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