Source: Berlinale

‘The Passengers Of The Night’

The 18-strong Competition line-up for the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival has been announced by the festival’s co-directors Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek. 

New films from Carla Simon, Claire Denis, Hong Sangsoo and Ulrich Seidl are among those selected. 17 of the 18 titles are world premieres, with Phyllis Nagy’s Call Jane having its international premiere after debuting at Sundance.

Chatrian and Rissenbeek also revealed the titles for the Encounters section, as well as the additional Berlinale Special titles.

Scroll down for the list of titles

The festival will open with the world premiere of Francois Ozon’s Peter Von Kant, an adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 film The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant.

The 2022 Berlinale will run in-person from February 10-16, while the concurrent European Film Market will take place online from February 10-17.

Titles have previously been announced for the Panorama, Forum, Classics, Generation, Series and Gala strands.

Berlinale 2022 titles


AEIOU - A Quick Alphabet of Love (Ger-Fr), dir. Nicolette Krebitz

Alcarràs (Sp-It), dir. Carla Simon

A Piece of Sky (Switz-Ger), dir. Michael Koch

Before, Now & Then (Indonesia), dir. Kamila Andini

Both Sides of the Blade (Fr), dir. Claire Denis

Call Jane (US), dir. Phyllis Nagy

Everything Will Be OK (Fr-Cam), dir. Rithy Panh - documentary

Leonora addio (It), dir. Paolo Taviani

The Line (Switz-Fr-Bel), dir. Ursula Meier

The Novelist’s Film (S Kor), dir. Hong Sangsoo

One Year, One Night (Sp-Fr), dir. Isaki Lacuesta

The Passengers of the Night (Fr), dir. Mikhael Hers

Peter Von Kant (Fr), dir. Francois Ozon - opening film

Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush (Ger-Fr), dir. Andreas Dresen

Return to Dust (China), dir. Li Ruijun

Rimini (Austria-Fr-Ger), dir. Ulrich Seidl

Robe of Gems (Mex-Arg-US), dir. Natalia Lopez Gallardo

That Kind of Summer (Can), dir. Denis Cote

Berlinale Special 

A German Party (Ger) dir. Simon Bruckner, doc

North Terminal (Arg) dir. Lucrecia Martel, short

Nest (Den-Ice) dir. Hlynur Palmason, short

This Much I Know To Be True (UK) dir. Andrew Dominik - documentary

Berlinale Special Gala 

Dark Glasses (It-Fr) dir. Dario Argento

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (UK) dir. Sophie Hyde

Incredible But True (Fr-Bel) dir. Quentin Dupieux

The Outfit (US) dir. Graham Moore


American Journal (Fr) dir. Arnaud des Pallieres

Axiom (Ger) dir. Jons Jonsson

Brother In Every Inch (Rus) dir. Alexander Zolotukhin

The City and The City (Gr) dirs. Christos Passalis, Syllas Tzoumerkas

Coma (Fr) dir. Bertrand Bonello

The Death of My Mother (Ger) dir. Jessica Krummacher

Father’s Day (Rwa) dir. Kivu Ruhorahoza

Flux Gourmet (UK-US-Hun) dir. Peter Strickland

A Little Love Package (Austria-Arg) dir. Gaston Solnicki

Mutzenbacher (Austria) dir. Ruth Beckermann - documentary

Queens of the Qing Dynasty (Can) dir. Ashley McKenzie

See You Friday, Robinson (Fr-Switz-Iran-Leb) dir. Mitra Farahani

Small, Slow But Steady (Jap-Fr) dir. Sho Miyake

Sonne (Austria) dir. Kurdwin Ayub

Unrest (Switz) dir. Cyril Schaublin