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Berlinale adds Genius, Midnight Special, Zero Days, and more to 2016 festival

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Last week, the 66th Berlin International Film Festival announced the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! as its opener, and Friday, the showcase added eight more films to the lineup.

International films Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice), Genius, Jeder stirbt für sich allein (Alone in Berlin), and documentary The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger will premiere at Berlinale in February 2016, with all except the latter entering the competition. Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, with Michael Shannon and Adam Driver, and documentary Zero Days round out the competition section for a total of five films. Meryl Streep will serve as president of Berlinale’s jury this year.

Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next and Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble documentaries will also show as specials, both making their European premiere at the festival.

The 66th Annual Berlin Film Festival runs Feb. 11-21. Head here for a detailed look at the lineup.

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