New films from Hal Hartley, James Franco, Gus Van Sant among lineup.

Eighteen features - including seven documentaries - have been selected for the Berlinale’s Panorama programme.

Among the selection are new films from Hal Hartley, Doze Niu Chen-Zer, JK Youn and The Yes Men.

Hartley concludes his filmic trilogy with Ned Rifle while Justin Kelly’s Gus Van Sant-produced debut I Am Michael stars James Franco as a gay activist in the 1980s.


54: The Director’s Cut


By Mark Christopher

With Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Mark Ruffalo

World premiere



By François Delisle

With Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Pierre Curzi, Geneviève Bujold

European premiere

Der letzte Sommer der Reichen (The Last Summer of the Rich)


By Peter Kern

With Amira Casar, Nicole Gerdon, Winfried Glatzeder

World premiere

Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents)

Switzerland / Germany

By Stina Werenfels

With Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger, Urs Jucker

World premiere

Dyke Hard


By Bitte Andersson

With Alle Eriksson, Peggy Sands, M. Wågensjö, Iki Gonzales Magnusson, Lina Kurttila

International premiere

Gukje Shijang (Ode to My Father)

Republic of Korea

By JK Youn

with Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yunjin

International premiere

I Am Michael


By Justin Kelly

With James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts

International premiere

Jun Zhong Le Yuan (Paradise in Service)

Taiwan / People’s Republic of China

By Doze Niu Chen-Zer

With Ethan Juan, Wan Qian, Chen Jianbin, Chen Yi-Han

European premiere

Meurtre à Pacot (Murder in Pacot)

France / Haiti / Norway

By Raoul Peck

With Alex Descas, Ayo, Thibault Vinçon, Lovely Kermonde Fifi, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin

European premiere

Mot Naturen (Out of Nature)


By Ole Giæver, Marte Vold

With Ole Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Rebekka Nystadbakk, Ellen Birgitte Winther, Sievert Giaever Solem

European premiere

Ned Rifle (Ned Rifle)


By Hal Hartley

With Liam Aiken, Martin Donovan, Aubrey Plaza, Parkey Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan

European premiere


Panorama Dokumente

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 


By Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange

With Mark Reeder, Marius Weber

World premiere

Danieluv svet (Daniel’s World)

Czeck Republic

By Veronika Liskova

International premiere

El hombre nuevo (The New Man)

Uruguay / Chile / Nicaragua

By Aldo Garay

World premiere

Fassbinder – lieben ohne zu fordern (Fassbinder – To Love without Demands)


By Christian Braad Thomsen

with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Harry Baer, Lilo Pempeit

World premiere

Iraqi Odyssey 


By Samir

European premiere

Stories of Our Lives 

Kenya / South Africa

By Jim Chuchu

With Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthinga, Rose Njenga

European premiere

The Yes Men Are Revolting


By Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno

European premiere