Alex Gibney’s “Zero Days” to bow in Berlin

The world premiere of Alex Gibney's documentary on cyber-crime and Internet surveillance is among the first round of announcements for the 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival.
December 11, 2015

Alex Gibney’s documentary about Internet surveillance will screen in competition at the 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Organizers announced the first five competition titles on Friday (December 11), including Gibney’s Zero Days, a doc about cyber-crime and Internet surveillance. The film will have its world premiere in Germany.

Three other docs will screen in the non-competition Berlinale Special section.

The festival will host the world premiere of The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, a study of the British writer that examines different strands of his work in four parts. Directors on the project are Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz and Tilda Swinton.

Michael Moore‘s Where to Invade Next will have its European premiere in Berlin. The film bowed at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is opening theatrically in the U.S. on December 23 through former Radius execs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and Drafthouse founder Tim League’s unnamed new venture.

Finally, Morgan Neville‘s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will also make its European debut at the festival. The doc world premiered at TIFF where it was picked up by HBO and distributor The Orchard.

The Berlinale takes place from February 11 to 21.

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