The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7 – 17) has unveiled the seven TV titles set to be screened in this year’s Berlinale Series programme.
Among the line-up is Amazon’s Hanna written by David Farr, who co-wrote the 2011 film of the same name. It is directed by Sarah Adina Smith, whose film credits include Buster Mal’s Heart, which starred Rami Malek. Hanna stars Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos. NBCUniversal International Studios is producing alongside Working Title Television.
Also in the selection is Netflix’s first Swedish original series Quicksand, based on the novel by Malin Persson Giolito which tells the story of mass shooting at an elite prep school. Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge) is head writer on the series, which is produced by FLX (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared).
Further series in the selection are M - A City Hunts a Murderer (Austria), Twice Upon A Time (France), 8 Days (Germany), the second series of False Flag (Israel), and the third series of Follow The Money (Denmark).
Berlinale Series programme 2019
Hanna – UK
Director: Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, Buster’s Mal Heart)
Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos
Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video
M - A City Hunts a Murderer - Austria
Director: David Schalko (Braunschlag, Old Money)
Cast: Sarah Viktoria Frick, Verena Altenberger, Christian Dolezal, Gerhard Liebmann, Lars Eidinger, Sophie Rois, Moritz Bleibtreu, Bela B Felsenheimer, Udo Kier
Broadcaster: ORF, TV NOW
Twice Upon A Time - France
Director: Guillaume Nicloux (The Nun, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Freya Mavor
Quicksand - Sweden
Directors: Per-Olav Sørensen (Nobel)
Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, William Spetz, David Dencik, Reuben Sallmander
8 Days - Germany
Creators: Rafael Parente (Welcome to Hindafing, Blockbustaz), Peter Kocyla (Die Chefin, Cold Shadows)
Directors: Stefan Ruzowitzky (Anatomy, The Counterfeiters), Michael Krummenacher (Sibylle, Wonderland)
Cast: Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke, Fabian Hinrichs, Nora Waldstätten, Devid Striesow, Henry Hübchen, Murathan Muslu, David Schütter, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Claude Heinrich
Broadcaster: Sky Deutschland
False Flag 2 - Israel
Creators: Maria Feldman (Fauda, Absentia) & Leora Kamenetzky (Fauda, Reds)
Director: Oded Ruskin (The Baker and the Beauty, Absentia)
Cast: Miki Leon, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Neta Riskin, Yiftach Klein, Yousef (Joe) Sweid, Lihi Kornowski, Moran Rosenblatt, Hani Furstenberg, Angel Bonanni
Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting
Follow the Money III - Denmark
Creator: Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen)
Director: Søren Balle (Norskov, Ride Upon the Storm)
Cast: Thomas Hwan, Esben Smed, Maria Rich