The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 20-Mar 1) has completed the line-up of its Panorama strand with a further 15 world premieres.
The newly announced titles take the Panorama total to 35, after a first wave of features for the strand were announced last month.
They include the world premiere of Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli (previously titlted Mughal Mowgli), which stars Riz Ahmed as a UK rapper on the verge of international stardom when a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. Ahmed, star of Rogue One and Nightcrawler, co-write the film with Tariq and produces the BBC Films-backed feature through his Left Handed Films banner with Pulse Films.
BBC Films has also backed another Panorama title, Aneil Karia’s Surge, starring Ben Whishaw, that is debuting at Sundance.
The section will also showcase the world premiere of Srdan Golubović’s Father. It marks the Serbian director’s first feature since Circles, which won prizes at Berlin, Tallinn, Sarajevo and Sundance, where it debuted in 2013. His latest centres on a father whose children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment, leading him to set off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
The festival has also announced five additional titles to its Special strand including Numbers, based on the eponymous play by Oleg Sentsov, who was Russia’s most famous political prisoner from 2014 to 2019. He co-directed in collaboration with Akhtem Seitablaiev. The first titles for the strand were announced last week.
New Panorama titles
All titles are world premieres unless otherwise stated.
A l’abordage (Fr)
Dir: Guillaume Brac
Always Amber (Swe)
Dirs: Lia Hietala, Hannah Reinikainen
Days of Cannibalism (Fr-SA-Neth)
Dir: Teboho Edkins
I Dream of Singapore (Sing) International premiere
Dir :Lei Yuan Bin
The Foundation Pit (Rus)
Dir: Andrey Gryazev
Dir: Andrea Štaka
Dir: Eric Steel
Mogul Mowgli (UK)
Dir: Bassam Tariq
Nardjes A. (Alg-Fra-Ger-Bra-Qat)
One of These Days (Ger-US)
Dir: Bastian Günther
Dir: Srdan Golubović
Amazon Mirror (Braz)
Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence (Ger)
Dir: Bettina Böhler
Sow the Wind (It-Fr-Gre)
Dir: Danilo Caputo
Surge (UK) International premiere
Dir: Aneil Karia
A Common Crime (Arg-Bra-Swi)
Dir: Francisco Márquez
Dry Wind (Braz)
Dir: Daniel Nolasco
Berlinale Special Gala
High Ground (Aus)
Dir: Stephen Maxwell Johnson
Time to Hunt (Kor)
The American Sector (US)
Dir: Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez
Golda Maria (Fr)
Dirs: Patrick Sobelman, Hugo Sobelman
Dirs; Oleg Sentsov, Akhtem Seitablaiev