Berlinale unveils first 20 films in Panorama sections, with Indignados and Elles opening Panorama Special.
The Berlinale has announced the first 20 titles in the Panorama programme. That represents about a third of the features for the 50-strong section.
Two works by European directors will open Panorama Special, Tony Gatlif’s Indignados, about protests seen through the eyes of an illegal immigrant woman, and Malgoska Szumowska’s Elles, starring Juliette Binoche.
There are also selections including 10+10, which is a survey of works from Taiwan from 10 established directors (including Hou Hsiao-Hsien) and 10 newcomers.
Other highlights will include The Tin Drum director Volker Schlondorff’s first film since 2007, French-German co-production Calm At Sea; Brazilian filmmaker Cao Hamburger’s historical drama Xingu [pictured]; Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s noir thriller Headshot; Kirsten Sheridan’s Dublin-set teen drama Dollhouse; Julian Roman Pölsler’s feminist post-apocalyptic tale The Wall starring Martina Gedeck; and big-budget Korean epic My Way.
The Panorama Audience Award will be presented on the Berlinale’s final day, Feb 19.
Panorama 2012 features announced so far
10+10 by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Toon, Wu Nien-Jen, Sylvia Chang, Chen Guo-Fu, Wei Te-Sheng, Chung Meng-Hung, Chang Tso-Chi, Arvin Chen, Yang Ya-Che and others (Taiwan)
Death For Sale by Faouzi Bensaïdi (France)
The Wall (Die Wand) by Julian Roman Pölsler (Austria/Germany)
Dollhouse by Kirsten Sheridan (Ireland)
Elles by Malgoska Szumowska (France/Poland/Germany)
Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah) by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand/France)
From Seoul To Varanasi by Kyuhwan Jeon (Republic of Korea)
Lost In Paradise (Hot boy noi loan - cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit) by Vu Ngoc Dang (Vietnam)
Indignados by Tony Gatlif, France
Keep The Lights On by Ira Sachs (US)
Kuma by Umut Dag (Austria)
Calm At Sea (La mer à l’aube) by Volker Schlöndorff (France/Germany)
L’âge atomique by Héléna Klotz (France)
Leave It On The Floo rby Sheldon Larry (US/Canada)
My Way (Mei-wei) by Kang Je-kyu (Republic of Korea)
Mommy Is Coming by Cheryl Dunye, Germany
The Parade (Parada) by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia/Republic of Croatia/Macedonia/Slovenia)
The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia/Germany/Slovenia/Belgium)
Wilaya by Pedro Pérez Rosado (Spain)
Xingu by Cao Hamburger (Brazil)