The line-up for the Berlinale’s Panorama is now complete with the confirmation of the remaining films including projects from Ferzan Ozpetek, Andreas Kleinert, Rosa von Praunheim, Feo Aladag and Patrick Hughes.
A total of 54 films from 29 countries have been selected, of which 31 are world premieres and 18 directorial debuts.
The Panorama’s main programme will open on February 11 with Felix Mikhailov’s Jolly Fellows (Veselchaki) (picured) focusing on the clandestine subculture of a Moscow club and its drag queen performers confronted with Russia’s profoundly homophobic society.
The main programme’s world premieres will also include Andreas Kleinert’s Barriere, Patrick Hughes’ Red Hill and Cheryl Dunye’s The Owls.
Meanwhile, the Panorama Special will kick off a day later on February 12 with Czech director Jan Hřebejk’s family drama Kawasaki’s Rose (Kawasakiho Růže), which highlights a dark chapter of recent Czech history. The Panorama Dokumente showcase of documentaries will open with David Sieveking’s David Wants To Fly exploring his idol David Lynch’s obsession with transcendental meditation.
The Panorama Dokumente’s showcase includes a number of projects covering art and film history, including Blank City, which brings together an array of US avant-garde artists from the 1970s and 80s.
In addition, section head Wieland Speck has invited supporting films by Canada’s “Panorama regular” John Greyson, James Franco and Ira Sachs.
Speck also announced that the filmmaker Werner Schroeter will receive the Special TEDDY 2010 at the TEDDY - Queer Film Awards during the Berlinale.
The latest additions to the Panorama line-up are:
Barriere, (Germany) Andreas Kleinert, world premiere
One Life Maybe Two (Due Vita Per Caso), (Italy) Alessandro Aronadio, world premiere
Fucking Different São Paulo, (Germany/Brazil) Rodrigo Diaz Diaz, Luiz René Guerra, Sabrina Greve, Joana Galvão, Monica Palazzo, Max Julien, Ricky Mastro, René Guerra, Silvia Lourenço, Gustavo Vinagre, Herman Barck, Luciana Lemos, Elzemann Neves
Missing Man (Propavshyi Bez Vesty),(Russia) Anna Fenchenko
Red Hill, (Australia) Patrick Hughes, Australia, world premiere
The Owls, (US) Cheryl Dunye, US
Jolly Fellowsi (Veselchak), (Russia) Felix Mikhailov
Southern Districtr (Zona Su), (Bolivia) Juan Carlos Valdivia
Bróder! (Broder!), (Brazil) Jeferson De
Die Fremde (When We Leave), (Germany) Feo Aladag, world premiere
Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons), (Italy) Ferzan Ozpetek, world premiere
Monga by Doze, (Taiwan) Niu Chen-Zer, world premiere
Open, (US) Jake Yuzna, world premiere
Paha Perhe(Bad Company), (Finland) Aleksi Salmenperä
Reinventing Robert Axle, (US) Trent Cooper, world premiere
Welcome To The Rileys, (US) Jake Scott, world premiere
Arias With A Twist The Movie, (US) Bobby Sheehan, world premiere
Blank City, (US) Céline Danhier
Budrus, (US) Julia Bacha
Cuchillo De Palo (108), (Spain) Renate Costa, world premiere
Daniel Schmid - Le Chat Qui Pense, (Swizerland) Pascal Hofmann, Benny Jaberg, world premiere
David Wants To Fly, (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) David Sieveking, world premiere
Friedensschlag - Das Jahr Der Entscheidung (To Fight For – The Year of Decision), (Germany) Gerardo Milsztein, world premiere
Fritz Bauer - Tod auf Raten (Death By Instalments), (Germany) Ilona Ziok, world premiere
I Shot My Love, (Israel/Germany) Tomer Heymann, world premiere
New York Memories, (Germany) Rosa von Praunheim, world premiere
Red, White & The Green, (Iran) Nader Davoodi
Rock Hudson - Dark and Handsome Stranger, (Germany) Andrew Davies, André Schäfer, world premiere
Shtikat Haarchion (A Film Unfinished), (Israel) Yael Hersonski
Covered, (Canada) John Greyson
Herbert White, (US) James Franco
Last Address, (US) Ira Sachs
The Feast Of Stephen, (US) James Franco