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Coixet, Philibert and Longinotto join Berlinale Panorama

Premieres of the latest films from Isabel Coixet, Nicolas Philibert and Kim Longinotto are among the new titles that complete the Panorama line-up of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Spanish director Coixet, currently filming thriller Panda Eyes in Wales, will present the world premiere of Ayer no termina nunca (Yesterday Never Ends) at the Berlinale. Set in 2017, it portrays a Spain in the depths of an economic crisis and centres on a couple whose son’s grave has to make way for a new casino town.

This year’s Panorama will feature 52 films: 16 fictional works in the main programme; a further 16 in the Panorama Special section; 20 in the documentary strand; and two short films.

A total of 29 productions, from 33 counties, are world premieres. These include La maison de la radio, from French director Nicolas Philibert (Etre et avoir) – a documentary about state-backed Radio France.

Another new title added to the line-up is Salma, the latest documentary from British filmmaker Kim Longinotto. The film centres on a woman in southern India whose parents locked her away aged 13  and forced her to marry. She rebelled by writing poems that had to be smuggled out and is now a famous Tamil poet who challenges rural traditions.

Panorama Dokumente will launch on Feb 8 with the world premiere of Swedish doc TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard, directed by Simon Klose. The film, about the controversial file-sharing website, will be released for free online at the same time as its premiere.

The PanoramaPublikumsPreis audience award for best fictional and best documentary feature will be presented on Feb 17, the last day of the festival.

List of newly announced titles

PanoramaSpecial

Ayer no termina nunca (Yesterday Never Ends)- Spain
By Isabel Coixet
With Javier Cámara, Candela Peña
World Premiere

PanoramaDokumente

Art/Violence- Palestinian Territories/USA
By Udi Aloni, Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu Khaled
World Premiere

Bambi- France
By Sébastien Lifshitz
World Premiere

Belleville Baby - Sweden
By Mia Engberg
International Premiere

Born This Way - USA
By Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann
World Premiere

Exposed- USA
By Beth B
With Jeff Solomon, Lou Cubillo, Keith Reamer, Amanda Scarmozino
World Premiere

Fifi az khoshhali zooze mikeshad(Fifi Howls from Happiness)- USA
By Mitra Farahani
World Premiere

La maison de la radio - France/Japan
By Nicolas Philibert
World Premiere

Narco Cultura - USA
By Shaul Schwarz
European Premiere

Out in Ost-Berlin - Lesben und Schwule in der DDR(Out in East Berlin - Lesbians and Gays in the GDR)- Germany
By Jochen Hick
World Premiere

Parade-France/USA
By Olivier Meyrou
World Premiere

Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open- Switzerland
By Daniel Young
With Paul Bowles, Gore Vidal, John Waters, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ira Cohen
European Premiere

SalmaGreat Britain
By Kim Longinotto
International Premiere

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard- Sweden
By Simon Klose
World Premiere

Previously announced documentaries:

  • A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel, Lebanon/Great Britain/Denmark - EP
  • Gut Renovation by Su Friedrich, USA - IP
  • Naked Opera by Angela Christlieb, Luxemburg/Germany WP
  • Roland Klick - The Heart is a Hungry Hunterby Sandra Prechtel, Germany - WP
  • Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle by Lian Lunson, USA - EP
  • State 194 by Dan Setton, USA/Israel - EP
  • The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/Great Britain - EP

(WP = World Premiere, IP = International Premiere, EP = European Premiere)

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