Among the 12 features are four world premieres and three international premieres. The full announcement will be made in early January.
60 features and shorts will screen at Generation’s new venue, the House of World Cultures. Among the titles will be Zhang Yimou’s Under The Hawthorn Tree, Andy De Emmony’s West Is West and Leon Ford’s Griff The Invisible.
The 12 announced titles:
A Pas De Loup (On The Sly) dir. Olivier Ringer, Belgium/France - World premiere
Jutro będzie lepiej (Tomorrow will be better) dir. Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland/Japan - International premiere
Keeper`n til Liverpool (The Liverpool Goalie) dir. Arild Andresen, Norway - International premiere
Mabul (The Flood) dir. Guy Nattiv, Israel/Canada/Germany/France - International premiere
Sampaguita, National Flower dir. Francis Xavier E. Pasion, Philippines
Une vie de chat (A Cat In Paris) dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, France/Belgium/Netherlands/Switzerland
Den der hvisker (Rebounce)dir. Heidi Marie Faisst, Denmark – World Premiere
Griff The Invisible dir. Leon Ford, Australia
Shanzha shu zhi lian (Under The Hawthorn Tree) dir. Zhang Yimou, People’s Republic of China
Skyskraber (Skyscraper)dir. Rune Schjøtt, Denmark - World premiere
The Dynamiter dir. Matthew Gordon, USA - World premiere
West Is West dir. Andy De Emmony, UK
The Generation section also today announced that it will continue its Berlinale School Project, which gives teachers from Berlin and Brandenburg the chance to watch films in advance of their screenings so as to take their students to the most suitable and educational films.
Generation, the festival section whose films are dedicated to children and youths, has been running since 1978. The best adjudged films from the two sub-sections are awarded Crystal Bears.