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Lovelace, Don Jon’s Addiction, Frances Ha among first wave of Berlin Panorama titles

Berlin announces 22 films in Panorama section, with Korea well-represented; strand to bestow new award.

The Berlinale has announced one third of the films in its Panorama section, with titles including Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, starring Levitt, Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore and Noah Baumbach’s comedy Frances Ha.

The first wave of Panorama titles also includes a handful of titles from South Korea, Latin America and Europe: “Alongside works by European filmmakers, such as Lars Kraume and Felix van Groeningen, films from Asia – and especially from Korea – have made a deep impression,” said Panorama director Wieland Speck. “This is also true of works from Latin America, which is alone contributing four directorial debuts.”

The major strand has also announced a host of documentary selections, including State 194, The Act of Killing and Gut Renovation. In total, the section today announced 15 features and seven docs.

Panorama will for the first year bestow the Heiner Carow Prize - with a monetary value of €5,000 - to a feature or doc that “employs extraordinary aesthetic means to deal with social and political issues, past or present”.

 

Fictional films in the Main Programme and Panorama Special (15):

 

Baek Ya (White Night) - Republic of Korea

By Hee-il LeeSong

With Tae-hee Won, Yi-kyung Yi

European premiere

 

Chemi Sabnis Naketsi (A Fold in My Blanket) - Georgia

By Zaza Rusadze

With Tornike Bziava, Tornike Gogrichiani, Zura Kipshidze, Avtandil Makharadze, Giorgi Nakashidze

World premiere

 

Dduit-dam-hwa: Gam-dok-i-mi-cheot-eo-yo (Behind the Camera) - Republic of Korea

By E J-Yong

With Yuh-jung Youn, Hee-soon Park, Hye-jung Gang, Jung-se Oh, Min-hee Kim

International premiere

 

Deshora (Belated) - Argentina/Columbia/Norway

By Barbara Sarasola-Day

With Luis Ziembrowski, Alejandro Buitrago, Maria Ucedo

World premiere

 

Don Jon’s Addiction - USA

By Joseph Gordon-Levitt

With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore

International premiere

 

Frances Ha - USA

By Noah Baumbach

With Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Charlotte D’Ambiose, Adam Driver

European premiere

 

Habi, la extranjera (Habi, the Foreigner) - Argentina/Brazil

By Maria Florencia Alvarez

With Martina Juncadella, Martin Slipak, Maria Luisa Mendonça, Lucia Alfonsin

World premiere

 

Inch´Allah - Canada

By Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

With Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Yousef Sweid, Sivan Levy, Carlo Brandt

International premiere

 

Kashi-ggot (Fatal) - Republic of Korea

By Don-ku Lee

With Yeon-woo Nam, Jo-a Yang, Jeong-ho Hong, Ki-doong Kang

European premiere

 

La Piscina (The Swimming Pool) - Cuba/Venezuela

By Carlos Machado Quintela

With Raul Capote, Monica Molinet, Felipe Garcia, Carlos Javier Martinez, Marcos Costa

International premiere

 

Lovelace - USA

With Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

By Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple

International premiere

 

Meine Schwestern (My Sisters) - Germany

By Lars Kraume

With Jördis Triebel, Nina Kunzendorf, Lisa Hagmeister, Beatrice Dalle, Angela Winkler

World premiere

 

Rock the Casbah - Israel

By Yariv Horowitz

With Yon Tumarkin, Roy Nik, Yotam Ishay, Rave Iftach, Khawla Alhaj Debsi

International premiere

 

Tanta Agua (So Much Water) - Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands/ Germany

By Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero

With Malú Chouza, Néstor Guzzini, Joaquín Castiglioni

World premiere

 

The Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium

By Felix van Groeningen

With Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse

International premiere

 

Panorama Dokumente (7)

 

Alam laysa lana (A World Not Ours) - Great Britain/Lebanon/Denmark

By Mahdi Fleifel

European premiere

 

Gut Renovation - USA

By Su Friedrich

International premiere

 

Naked Opera - Luxemburg/Germany

By Angela Christlieb

World premiere

 

Roland Klick - The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter - Germany

By Sandra Prechtel

With Roland Klick, Otto Sander, Eva Mattes, David Hess, Hark Bohm

World premiere

 

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle - USA

By Lian Lunson

With Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Anna McGarrigle

European premiere

 

State 194 - USA/Israel

By Dan Setton

With Yoram Millo, Daniel J. Chalfen, Ariel Setton, Margaret Yen

European premiere

 

The Act of Killing - Denmark/Norway/Great Britain

By Joshua Oppenheimer

With Janus Billekov Jansen, Carlos Mariano Arango de Montis, Mariko Montpetit, Henrik Gugge Garnov, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen

European premiere

 

The Panorama section comprises Main Programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente, and will screen roughly 50 films in total.

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