Meryl Streep

Berlinale Jury

Kicking off the Berlinale for 2016 with Jury Head Meryl Streep lead a light effervescent press conference introducing fellow jurors including: Actors Clive Owen and Lars Eidinger, Actress Alba Rohrwacher, Director Małgorzata Szumowska, Noted photographer Brigitte Lacombeand esteemed film critic Nick James.   The jury is made up of 4 women and 3 men this year reflecting  what Streep said as “inclusion.”    She gave her jurors instructions not to see any of the films or do research before arriving to Berlin as to make them very susceptible.

There are 22 films in the Competition Section this year:

24 Weeks, Alone in Berlin,Things to Come, Boris without Beatrice, Letters from War, Crosscurrent, Chi-Raq, A Dragon Arrives, Fire at Sea, and Genius, A Luulaby to the Sorrowful Mystery,  Hedi, The Commune, The Patriarch, Midnight Special, News from the Planet Mars, Being 17, Saint Amour, Death in Sarajevo, Soy Nero, Zero Days, United States of Love.