Films from Sweden, Germany, the UK, Thailand, Korea, Argentina and Switzerland are among the first titles understood to have been selected for the Panorama section of February's Berlin International Film Festival.
Family Secrets, a drama directed by Kjell-Ake Andersson, is expected to represent Sweden in the section. Ab Svensk Filmindustri is representing the picture, which stars Rolf Lassgard and Maria Lundqvist.Germany is understood to be represented by films such as Berlin Babylon, a SUMO Film production which is to make its world premiere in Panorama. Beefing up the local presence is likely to be Gotteszell, which is being handled by Basis Filmverleih.
Brazil is understood to have two films so far in Panorama: Latitude Zero and Memorias Postumas, both being represented by Riofilme. French-based sales house Celluloid Dreams is understood to have Martin Sulik's Slovak drama Krajinka (Landscape) in the section.
Asia is expected to have a considerable presence with titles including Sa Tree Lex (The Iron Ladies), directed by Thailand's Youngyooth Thongkonthun. Also likely is South Korea's Nunmul (Tears), a drama directed by Sang-soo Im.
The UK has Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams' Gaea Girls in Panorama. The Vixen Films documentary follows a bunch of would-be female Japanese wrestlers.
The North American indie scene - one of the Panorama's mainstays - is expected to be represented by US-Canadian co-production Southern Comfort; Alliance Atlantis' Maelstrom; and Artistic License Films' The Girl.
Also thought to be screening is Clement Virgo's drama Love Come Down, a Canadian-German co-production.
Solo Por Hoy (Only For Today) is expected to represent Argentina, while Kaspar Kasics' English-language Blue End has been picked from Switzerland. Spanish documentary Extranjeros A Si Mismos is also understood to be screening, with France likely to have TF1's The King Is Dancing in Panorama.
Berlin's 51st edition runs February 7 to 18.