Movies in main showcase at 60th Berlin Film Festival

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The 60th Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday with 20 productions vying for the coveted Golden Bear for best picture to be awarded February 20.

The event, which is the first major European film festival of the year and second only to Cannes in prestige, will wrap up February 21.

Here is a list of the 26 films in the festival's main showcase, their directors and the countries that produced them.

"Tuan Yuan" (Apart Together), Wang Quan'an, China. (opening film)

"Bal" (Honey), Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey/Germany.

"Caterpillar", Koji Wakamatsu, Japan.

"En Familie" (A Family), Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark.

"En ganske snill mann" (A Somewhat Gentle Man), Hans Petter Moland, Norway.

"Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier" (If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle), Florin Serban, Romania/Sweden.

"The Ghost Writer", Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Britain.

"Greenberg", Noah Baumbach, United States.

"Howl", Rob Epstein, United States.

"Jud Suess - Film ohne Gewissen" (Jew Suss - Rise and Fall), Oskar Roehler, Austria/Germany.

"Kak ya provel etim letom" (How I Ended This Summer), Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia.

"The Killer Inside Me", Michael Winterbottom, Britain.

"Mammuth", Benoit Delepine/Gustave de Kervern, France.

"Na Putu" (On the Path), Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia/Austria/Germany/Croatia.

"Der Raeuber" (The Robber), Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria/Germany.

"Rompecabezas" (Puzzle), Natalia Smirnoff, Argentina/France.

"San qiang pai an jing qi" (A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop), Zhang Yimou, China.

"Shahada" (Faith), Burhan Qurbani, Germany.

"Shekarchi" (The Hunter), Rafi Pitts, Germany/Iran.

"Submarino", Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark.

Out of competition:

"Exit Through The Gift Shop", Banksy, Britain.

"The Kids Are All Right", Lisa Cholodenko, United States/France.

"My Name is Khan", Karan Johar, India.

"Otouto" (About Her Brother), Yoji Yamada, Japan (closing film).

"Please Give", Nicole Holofcener, United States.

"Shutter Island", Martin Scorsese, United States.

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