Bavaria Film International has take on the world sales for Israeli independent filmmaker Amos Kollek's latest feature Restless which has been selected by the Berlinale for one of the places in the 2008 Competition lineup.
The co-production between Israel, Germany, Canada, France and Belgium tells the story of the writer Moshe who has been living in New York for more than 20 years and is forced to take stock of his life and address past sins when his whereabouts are traced by the son he abandoned back in Israel.
Kollek, who is the son of the legendary Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek, last had a film in the Berlinale's Competition with Bridget in 2002.
This is the second year in a row that Bavaria Film International is handling an Israeli feature film at the Berlinale: last year, Joseph Cedar's anti-war film Beaufort received the Silver Bear for Best Direction.
Bavaria will also be selling Doris Doerrie's Cherry Blossoms - Hanami which will have its world premiere in the Berlinale's Competition.