John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and new films by Michel Gondry, Kutluğ Ataman and Robert Lepage are to feature in the Berlinale’s Panorama strand, which will open with Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent.

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A total of 50 features will be chosen for the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlinale (Feb 6-16), films that “provide insight on new directions in art house cinema”, and the first 19 have been announced. A total of 11 of those selected are world premieres.

The opening film will mark the international premiere of Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent, a look at the life of the French designer from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

The opening screening on Feb 7 will see Berlin’s flagship cinema, the Zoo Palast, re-inaugurated as a Berlinale venue after extensive renovations.

Also in the line-up are new films from Michel Gondry, Kutluğ Ataman, Robert Lepage, Sophie Fillières, Benjamin Heisenberg, Maximilian Erlenwein, John Michael McDonagh, and Tsai Ming-liang.

There will be debuts from US directors Saar Klein with Things People Do and A. J. Edwards with The Better Angels.

Films from Taiwan, the Philippines and Hong Kong have also been picked for the programme, while Latin America is represented by two Brazilian productions - Daniel Ribeiro’s Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks), and Marcelo Gomes’ and Cao Guimarães’ O Homem das Multidões (The Man of the Crowd).

Panorama features

WP = World Premiere / IP = International Premiere / EP = European Premiere

Arrête ou je continue (If You Don’t, I Will) WP
By Sophie Fillières (France)
With Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric

Bai Mi Zha Dan Ke (The Rice Bomber)WP
Cho Li (Taiwan)
With Huang Chien-wei, Nikki Hsieh, Michael Chang

Bing Du (Ice Poison) WP
By Midi Z (Taiwan / Myanmar)
With Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi

Calvary EP
By John Michael McDonagh (Ireland/UK)
With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks) WP
By Daniel Ribeiro (Brazil)
With Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi 

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? WP
By Michel Gondry (France)
With Noam Chomsky 

O Homem das Multidões (The Man of the Crowd) IP
By Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães (Brazil)
With Paulo André, Silvia Lourenço

Papilio Buddha EP
By Jayan Cherian (India-US)
With Kallen Pokkudan, Saritha Sunil, Sreekumar SP, David Briggs, Prakash Bare, Thampy Antony

Quick Change IP
By Eduardo Roy Jr. (Philippines)
With Mimi Juareza, Jun jun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno, Natashia Yumi, Francine Garcia

Stereo WP
By Maximilian Erlenwein (Germany)
With Jürgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich, Rainer Bock

Test EP
By Chris Mason Johnson (US)
With Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch

The Better Angels  IP
By A. J. Edwards (US)
With Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley

The Lamb WP
By Kutluğ Ataman (Germany / Turkey)
With Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Taştan, Sıla Lara Cantürk, Nursel Köse

Things People Do WP
By Saar Klein (US)
With Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett

Triptyque (Triptych) IP
By Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires (Canada)
With Lise Castonguay, Frédérike Bédard, Hans Piersbergen 

Über-Ich und Du (Superegos) WP
By Benjamin Heisenberg (Germany / Switzerland / Austria)
With André Wilms, Georg Friedrich

Unfriend WP
By Joselito Altarejos (Philippines) 

Xi You (Journey to the West) WP
By Tsai Ming-liang (France / Taiwan)
With Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant

Yves Saint Laurent  IP
By Jalil Lespert (France)
With Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie De Villepin
International premiere – Opening film Panaroma Special