TheBerlinale's Panorama section has announced the first films to make itsselection.

Thearthouse strand, which plays alongside the Berlinale's official Competition,includes a string of features from high profile directors including KevinSpacey, Fruit Chan, Dominic Savage and Sally Potter as well as notable films by newcomers.

The wide-ranging selection has aparticularly strong focus on European features, ranging from Lenny Abrahamson'sIrish picture Adam And Paul through to Kyrgyzstan/Germanfeature Saratan byErnest Abdyjaparou.

Perhaps the most high profile feature to play in the selection is Kevin Spacey's Beyond The Sea

Panorama is curated by WielandSpeck. It will shortly announce the line-up for the Panorama Dokumente and Short Films series.

Panoramaselection so far:
Mariscos Beach (Crustaces Et Coquillages) by Olivier Ducastel andJacques Martineau (France)
Gamblers (Les Mauvais Joueurs) byFrederic Balekdjian (France)
Ultranova by Bouli Lanners (Belgium/France)
Adam and Paul by Lenny Abrahamson(Ireland)
Love + Hate by Dominic Savage (UK)
Yes by Sally Potter (UK)
Beyond the Sea by Kevin Spacey (Germany/UK)
Forty Shades of Blue by Ira Sachs(US))
Childstar by DonMcKellar (Canada)
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess byBruce McDonald (Canada)
Colour Blossoms by Yon Fan (HongKong)
Dumplings byFruit Chan (Hong Kong)
Plastic Flowers (Chun Hua Kai) by LiuBingjian (China)
Waiting for the Clouds (BulutlariBeklerken) by Yesim Ustaoglu(Turkey)
Saratan byErnest Abdyjaparou (Kyrgyzstan/Germany)
Dallas byAdrian Pejo (Hungary/Austria)
Stranger (Ono) byMalgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
For The Living And The Dead (Elaville JaKoulleille) by Kari Paljakka (Finland)
A Year Without Love (Un Ano Sin Amor)by Anahi Berneri (Argentina)
Redeemer (Redentor) by Claudio Torres (Brazil)