World premieres of The Countess, by Julie Delpy, Fig Trees by John Greyson, Light Gradient by Jan Krüger and Ghosted by Monika Treut are among the 21 titles selected so far for the Berlinale Panorama by section director Wieland Speck.
As in previous years, documentaries will ultimately make up approximately a third of the section’s programme of around 50 films.
This year they will include Golden Bear winner Brazilian Jose Padilha’s Garapa about global hunger; Chema Rodriguez’s Coyote on smuggling in South America; Tom DiCillo’s When You’re Strange; and Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz’s directorial debut Unmistaken Child.
Other directorial debuts confirmed so far are Roberto Caston’s Ander, actress Rie Rasmussen’s Human Zoo, Nick Oceano’s Pedro, and Dominic Murphy’s White Lightnin’.
In addition, first titles programmed for the Berlinale’s Forum section have been announced and include the international premiere of Dutch director Sonja Wyss’s Winter Silence and the Romanian-Dutch co-production The Happiest Girl In The World by Radu Jude.
The Forum has also programmed Eugenie Jansen’s Calimucho and Esther Rots’ debut Can Go Through Skin.
Berlinale Panaroma titles confirmed to date:
Absolute Evil by Ulli Lommel, USA (world premiere)
Ander by Roberto Caston, Spain (directorial debut and world premiere)
At Stake by Iwan Setiawan, Muhammad Ichsan, Lucky Kuswandi, Ucu Agustin, Ani Ema Susanti, Indonesia
Coyote by Chema Rodriguez, Spain (world premiere)
Der Knochenmann (The Bone Man) by Wolfgang Murnberger, Austria (world premiere)
Fig Trees by John Greyson, Canada (world premiere)
Fucking Different Tel Aviv by Yair Hochner, Avital Barak, Stephanie Abramovic, Elad Zakai, Eran Koblik Kedar, Ricardo Rojstaczer, Nir Ne’Eman, Hila Ben Baruch, Yossi Brauman, Sivan Levy, Eyal Bromberg, Anat Salomon, Sie Gal, November Wanderin, Yasmin Max, Germany/Israel
Garapa by Jose Padilha, Brazil (world premiere)
Ghosted by Monika Treut, Germany/Taiwan (world premiere)
Gururi No Koto (All Around Us) by Hashigushi Ryosuke, Japan
High Life by Gary Yates, Canada (world premiere)
Human Zoo by Rie Rasmussen, France (directorial debut and world premiere)
La Journee De La Jupe (Skirt Day) by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, France/Belgium
Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops) by Riri Riza, Indonesia
Pedro by Nick Oceano, USA (directorial debut)
Rückenwind (Light Gradient) by Jan Krüger, Germany (world premiere)
Solo Quiero Caminar (Just Walking) by Augustin Diaz Yanes, Spain/Mexico
The Countess by Julie Delpy, Germany/France (world premiere)
Unmistaken Child by Nati Baratz, Israel (directorial debut)
When You’re Strange by Tom DiCillo, USA
White Lightnin’ by Dominic Murphy, Great Britain/USA (directorial debut)