This year, Cinematical will be bringing you all the action at the Berlin International Film Festival live, and the official lineup has been announced this morning. The biggest surprise? Very few German films in the lineup this year, but four French and four Asian films made the cut. The festival starts off Feb.8 with the premiere of La vie en Rose, from French filmmaker Olivier Dahan and closes with Francois Ozon's Angel, the story of a young writer in early 20th century England. Other French films include The Witness and Jacques Rivette's Don't Touch the Axe. The biggest commercial screening at the fest will probably be 300, an adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book about a battle between ancient Sparta and Persia.

Notes on a Scandal will also screen at the festival, along with Hallam Foe, starring Jamie Bell as a young man living in the Highlands of Scotland. The entire lineup for this year's Berlinale is available after the jump, courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter.

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