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Source: Berlin Film Festival


The Berlin Film Festival (15 - 25 Feb)has revealed the full list of titles that will play in this year’s Generation sidebar, which focuses on youth and children’s films.

In total there are 65 films, 30 of which are feature length in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. They hail from 39 production and co-production companies.

The first batch of Generation titles were announced in December.

Hans Weingartner’s 303 will open The Generation 14plus competition, with Weingartner and the cast attending. Danish animation Den Utrolige Historie Om Den Kæmpestore Pære (The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear) will open the Generation Kplus competition.

Maryanne Redpath, Berlinale Generation section head, said: “Every single selection is an invitation to the audience to experience life from the perspective of youth. They are films with young people, as opposed to about them. An impressive characteristic throughout the programme is not only the deep respect with which the filmmakers paint portraits of their protagonists, but also the immediacy and intimacy with which they approach these very individual world views.”

The full list of feature-length films for both competitions is below:


Germany / Iceland / USA
Dir. Maria Solrun
World premiere

Dir. Pooya Badkoobeh
World premiere

Switzerland / Belgium
Dir. Germinal Roaux
World premiere

Hendi & Hormoz
Iran / Czech Republic
Dir. Abbas Amini
World premiere

High Fantasy
South Africa
Dir. Jenna Bass
European premiere

Kissing Candice
Ireland / United Kingdom
Dir. Aoife McArdle
European premiere

Peru / Germany / Norway
Dir. Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L.
European premiere

What Walaa Wants
Canada / Denmark
Dir. Christy Garland
World premiere

Previously announced titles:

Dir. Hans Weingartner
World premiere

Netherlands / Belgium / Germany
Dir. Nanouk Leopold
World premiere

Dir. Kaspar Rune Larsen
International Premiere

Güvercin (The Pigeon)
Dir. Banu Sıvacı
World premiere

Les Faux Tatouages (Fake Tattoos)
Dir. Pascal Plante
European Premiere

Para Aduma (Red Cow)
Dir. Tsivia Barkai Jacov
World Premiere

Unicórnio (Unicorn)
Dir. Eduardo Nunes
International premiere

Virus Tropical
Dir. Santiago Caicedo
European premiere

Generation Kplus

Blue Wind Blows
Dir. Tetsuya Tomina
World premiere

Belgium / Netherlands
Dir. Janet van den Brand
World premiere

Cirkeline, Coco Og Det Vilde Næsehorn (Circleen, Coco And The Wild Rhinoceros)
Dir. Jannik Hastrup
World premiere

Los Bando
Norway / Sweden
Dir. Christian Lo
International premiere

Mochila De Plomo(Packing Heavy)
Dir. Darío Mascambroni
World premiere

Wang Zha De Yuxue (Wangdrak’s Rain Boots)
People’s Republic of China
Dir. Lhapal Gyal
World premiere

Previously announced titles:

Allons Enfants (Cléo & Paul)
Dir. Stéphane Demoustier
World premiere

Den Utrolige Historie Om Den Kæmpestore Pære (The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear)
Dir. Philip Einstein Lipski, Amalie Næsby Fick, Jørgen Lerdam
International premiere

Dikkertje Dap (My Giraffe)
Netherlands / Belgium / Germany
Dir. Barbara Bredero
International premiere

El día Que Resistía (The Endless Day)
Argentina / France
Dir. Alessia Chiesa
World premiere

Gordon Och Paddy (Gordon And Paddy)
Dir. Linda Hambäck
International premiere

Les Rois Mongols (Cross My Heart)
Dir. Luc Picard
European premiere

Sekala Niskala (The Seen And Unseen)
Indonesia / Netherlands / Australia / Qatar
Dir. Kamila Andini
European premiere

Supa Modo
Germany / Kenya
Dir. Likarion Wainaina
World premiere