South African-set The Wound, directed by John Trengove, set to kick off this year’s Panorama main programme.
The Berlin Film Festival (9-19 February) has announced the first 11 films for its Panorama strand.
The films have been grouped according to two themes - ‘Reclaiming Black History’ and ‘Europa Europa’.
The Wound, directed by John Trengove, opens this year’s Panorama main programme. Set in South Africa, it revolves around a Johannesburg businessman who takes his 17-year-old son to the circumcision ceremony of his old tribe.
The complete list of films announced so far are:
In Focus: Reclaiming Black History
The Wound (South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France)
Dir. John Trengove
I Am Not Your Negro (France / USA / Belgium / Switzerland)
Dir. Raoul Peck
Vazante (Brazil / Portugal)
Dir. Daniela Thomas
Politics, Instructions Manual (Spain)
Dir. Fernando León de Aranoa
Fighting Through the Night (Canada)
Dir. Sylvain L’Espérance
Casting JonBenet (USA)
Dir. Kitty Green
Honeygiver Among the Dogs (Bhutan)
Dir. Dechen Roder
Centaur (Kyrgyzstan / France / Germany / Netherlands)
Dir. Aktan Arym Kubat
Pendular (Brazil / Argentina / France)
Dir. Julia Murat
Small Talk (Taiwan)
Dir. Hui-chen Huang
Untitled (Austria / Germany)
Dir. Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi