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2018 edition of Berlinale Film Festival

2018 edition of the Berlinale Festival will be held since February 15 till February 25: Wes Anderson’s ‘Dogs Island’ is the film of the opening, and it is in competition for the Golden Bear.
The Jury is chaired by Tom Tykwer; with him Cécile de France, Chema Prado, Adele Romanski, Ryūichi Sakamoto and Stephanie Zacharek. In the competition stand out names such as the already mentioned Wes Anderson, Gus Van Sant, Philip Gröning, Lav Diaz and the Italian Laura Bispuri. Out of competition ‘Unsane’, Steven Soderbergh’s horror, ‘the Happy Prince’, the directorial film by Rupert Everett, and a documentary about Ed Sheeran. In addition to that of Bispuri, entitled ‘Figlia mia’, there are other Italians: the documentary ‘Lionello and Brunello’, by Jacopo Quadri, presented in the section ‘Culinary Cinema’; in the Panorama section, the first work by the brothers Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, ‘the Land of Enough /La Terra dell’abbastanza’, and ‘Land’, by Iranian director Babak Jalali, shot in an Indian reservation in the United States. In the Generation Kplus section the short film ‘Lobster dinner/ Cena d’aragoste’, by Gregorio Franchetti. In the context of Books, Italy will be represented by the writer Rosella Pastorino, with the novel ‘The tasters/ Le assaggiatrici’. Jonas Carpignano, director of ‘A Ciambra’, is in the jury for the first works and Matilda De Angelis will represent Italy in the showcase of European Shooting Star talents. Finally, at the EFM – the European Film Market, the historic market of the Berlinale, there are about fifty Italian titles.
In the program of the Forum section, the one dedicated to the most art house and experimental cinema, the new films by Sergei Loznitsa, Corneliu Porumboiu, Hong Sangsoo, Guy Maddin and Josephine Decker derserve to be remembered.
Hereafter, the complete and definitive program of the festival:
3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon) by Emily Atef (Germany / Austria / France)
7 Days in Entebbe by José Padilha (USA / United Kingdom) – Out of competition
Ága by Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria / Germany / France) – Out of competition
Ang panahon ng halimaw (Season of the Devil) by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Black 47 by Lance Daly (Ireland / Luxembourg) – Out of competition
Damsel by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner (USA)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot by Gus Van Sant (USA)
Dovlatov by Alexey German Jr. (Russian Federation / Poland / Serbia)
Eldorado by Markus Imhoof (Switzerland / Germany) – Documentary, out of competition
Eva by Benoit Jacquot (France)
Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine) by Laura Bispuri (Italy / Germany / Switzerland)
Las herederas (The Heiresses) by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay / Germany / Uruguay / Norway / Brazil / France) – First Feature
In den Gängen (In the Aisles) by Thomas Stuber (Germany)
Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson (United Kingdom / Germany) – Animation
Khook (Pig) by Mani Haghighi (Iran)
Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot (My Brother’s Name is Robert and He is an Idiot) by Philip Gröning (Germany / France / Switzerland)
Museo (Museum) by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico)
La prière (The Prayer) by Cédric Kahn (France)
Toppen av ingenting (The Real Estate) by Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén (Sweden / United Kingdom)
Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France) – First Feature
Transit by Christian Petzold (Germany / France)
Twarz (Mug) by Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
Unsane by Steven Soderbergh (USA) – Out of competition
Utøya 22. juli by Erik Poppe (Norway)
Berlinale Special:

AMERICA Land of the FreeKS by Ulli Lommel (Germany) – Documentary Form
The Bookshop by Isabel Coixet (Spain / United Kingdom / Germany)
The Happy Prince by Rupert Everett (Germany / Belgium / Italy)
Gurrumul by Paul Williams (Australia) – Documentary, debut film
The Interpreter by Martin Šulík (Slovak Republic / Czech Republic / Austria)
Monster Hunt 2 by Raman Hui (People’s Republic of China / Hong Kong, China)
RYŪICHI SAKAMOTO: async AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY by Stephen Nomura Schible (USA / Japan) – Documentary
Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution) by Lars Kraume (Germany)
Songwriter by Murray Cummings (United Kingdom) – Documentary
Unga Astrid (Becoming Astrid) by Pernille Fischer Christensen (Sweden / Germany / Denmark)
Usedom – Der freie Blick aufs Meer by Heinz Brinkmann (Germany) – Documentary
Viaje a los Pueblos Fumigados (A Journey to the Fumigated Towns) by Fernando Solanas (Argentina) – Documentary

Berlinale Special – Berlinale Series:

Bad Banks – Director: Christian Schwochow – Head writer: Oliver Kienle, based on a concept by Lisa Blumenberg (Germany / Luxembourg)
Heimebane (Home Ground) – Creator: Johan Fasting – Director: Arild Andresen (Norway)
Liberty – Creator: Asger Leth – Director: Mikael Marcimain (Denmark)
The Looming Tower – Creators: Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright – Director: Alex Gibney – Written by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Lawrence Wright (USA)
Picnic at Hanging Rock – Director: Larysa Kondracki (episodes 1-3 ) – Written by Beatrix Christian, Alice Addison (Australia)
Sleeping Bears – Creator and director: Keren Margalit (Israel)
The Terror – Showrunners: David Kajganich and Soo Hugh – Director: Edward Berger (episodes 1-3), (USA)
Homage ot Willem Dafoe
Antichrist (Denmark / Germany / France / Sweden / Italy / Poland 2009, Director: Lars von Trier)
Auto Focus (USA 2002, Director: Paul Schrader)
The Hunter (Australia 2011, Director: Daniel Nettheim)
The Last Temptation of Christ (USA / Canada 1988, Director: Martin Scorsese)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (USA 2004, Director: Wes Anderson)
Mississippi Burning (USA 1988, Director: Alan Parker)
Pasolini (France / Italy / Belgium 2014, Director: Abel Ferrara)
Platoon (USA 1986, Director: Oliver Stone)
Shadow of the Vampire (USA / United Kingdom / Luxembourg 2000, Director: E. Elias Merhige)
To Live and Die in L.A. (USA 1985, Director: William Friedkin)

Al Gami’ya (What Comes Around) – Lebanon / Egypt / Greece / Qatar / Slovenia’
By Reem Saleh
World premiere
Až přijde válka (When the War Comes) – Czech Republic / Croatia
By Jan Gebert
World premiere
La enfermedad del domingo (Sunday’s Illness) – Spain
By Ramón Salazar
With Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Greta Fernández, Miguel Ángel Solá, Richard Bohringer
World premiere
Familienleben (Family Life) – Germany
By Rosa Hannah Ziegler
World premiere
Game Girls – France / Germany
By Alina Skrzeszewska
World premiere
Garbage – India
By Q
With Tanmay Dhanania, Trimala Adhikari, Satarupa Das
World premiere
Generation Wealth – USA
By Lauren Greenfield
International premiere
Genezis (Genesis) – Hungary
By Árpád Bogdán
With Anna Marie Cseh, Enikő Anna Illési, Milán Csordás
World premiere
Hojoom (Invasion) – Iran
By Shahram Mokri
With Abed Abest, Elaheh Bakhshi, Babak Karimi, Pedram Sharifi, Mehdi Etemad Saied
International premiere
Horizonti (Horizon) – Georgia / Sweden
By Tinatin Kajrishvili
With George Bochorishvili, Ia Sukhitashvili, Jano Izoria, Soso Gogichaishvili
World premiere
Hotel Jugoslavija – Switzerland
By Nicolas Wagnières
European premiere
Inkan, gongkan, sikan grigo inkan (Human, Space, Time and Human) – Republic of Korea
By Kim Ki-duk
With Mina Fujii, Jang Keun-suk, Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Sung-jae, Ryoo Seung-bum, Sung Ki-youn, Joe Odagiri
World premiere
Je vois rouge (I See Red People) – France / Bulgaria
By Bojina Panayotova
World premiere
Jibril – Germany
By Henrika Kull
With Susana Abdulmajid, Malik Adan, Doua Rahal, Emna El-Aouni
World premiere
Kinshasa Makambo – Democratic Republic of the Congo / France / Switzerland / Germany / Qatar / Norway
By Dieudo Hamadi
World premiere
Koly padayut dereva (When the Trees Fall) – Ukraine / Poland / Macedonia
By Marysia Nikitiuk
With Anastasiia Pustovit, Sofia Halaimova, Maksym Samchyk, Mariia Svizhynska, Alla Samoilenko
World premiere
Land – Italy / France / Netherlands / Mexico
By Babak Jalali
With Rod Rondeaux, Florence Klein, James Coleman, Wilma Pelly
World premiere
Lemonade – Romania / Germany / Canada / Sweden
By Ioana Uricaru
With Mălina Manovici, Steve Bacic, Dylan Scott Smith, Milan Hurduc, Ruxandra Maniu
World premiere
Marilyn – Argentina / Chile
By Martín Rodríguez Redondo
With Walter Rodríguez, Catalina Saavedra, Germán de Silva, Ignacio Giménez, Rodolfo García Werner
World premiere
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. – USA / United Kingdom / Sri Lanka
By Steve Loveridge
With Maya Arulpragasam
International premiere
Mes provinciales (A Paris Education) – France
By Jean Paul Civeyrac
With Andranic Manet, Corentin Fila, Gonzague Van Bervesselès, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam, Sophie Verbeeck
World premiere
O processo (The Trial) – Brazil / Germany / Netherlands
By Maria Ramos
World premiere
Ondes de choc – Journal de ma tête (Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind) – Switzerland
By Ursula Meier
With Fanny Ardant, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Carlo Brandt, Stéphanie Blanchoud, Jean-Quentin Châtelain
International premiere
Ondes de choc – Prénom: Mathieu (Shock Waves – First Name: Mathieu) – Switzerland
By Lionel Baier
With Maxime Gorbatchevsky, Michel Vuillermoz, Ursina Lardi, Mickael Amman, Adrien Barazzone, Piere-Isaïe Duc, Nastassja Tanner
International premiere
Partisan – Germany
By Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert, Adama Ulrich
With Frank Castorf, Sophie Rois, Kathrin Angerer, Herbert Fritsch, Henry Hübchen, Alexander Scheer
World premiere
Rou qing shi (Girls Always Happy) – People’s Republic of China
By Yang Mingming
With Nai An, Yang Mingming, Zhang Xianmin, Li Qinqin, Huang Wei, Yuan Li
World premier
Shakedown – USA
By Leilah Weinraub
World premiere
Shut Up and Play the Piano – Germany / France / United Kingdom
By Philipp Jedicke
With Chilly Gonzales, Peaches , Leslie Feist, Sibylle Berg, Jarvis Cocker
World premiere
La terra dell’abbastanza (Boys Cry) – Italy
By Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo
With Matteo Olivetti, Andrea Carpenzano, Milena Mancini, Max Tortora, Luca Zingaretti
World premiere
The Silence of Others – USA / Spain
By Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar
World premiere
The Silk and the Flame – USA
By Jordan Schiele
World premiere
Styx – Germany / Austria
By Wolfgang Fischer
With Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa
World premiere
Tinta bruta (Hard Paint) – Brazil
By Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher
With Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto, Sandra Dani, Frederico Vasques
World premiere
Trinta Lumes (Thirty Souls) – Spain
By Diana Toucedo
With Alba Arias, Samuel Vilariño
World premiere
Xiao Mei – Taiwan
By Maren Hwang
With Chen Yi-Wen, Liu Kuan-Ting, Na Dow, Wu Chien-Ho, Yin Shin, Laurence Chiu, Chang Shao-Huai, Samantha Ko, Wu Kang-Jen, Jao Cincin
World premiere
Yardie – United Kingdom
By Idris Elba
With Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Fraser James, Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Creary
European premiere
L’Animale – Austria
By Katharina Mückstein
With Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Dominic Marcus Singer, Simon Morzé
World premiere
Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag) – Brazil
By Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
With Linn da Quebrada, Jup do Bairro, Liniker
World premiere
Ex Pajé (Ex Shaman) – Brazil
By Luiz Bolognesi
World premiere
Malambo, el hombre bueno (Malambo, the Good Man) – Argentina
By Santiago Loza
With Gaspar Jofre, Fernando Muñoz, Pablo Lugones, Nubecita Vargas, Gabriela Pastor, Carlos Defeo
World premiere
Obscuro Barroco – France / Greece
By Evangelia Kranioti
World premiere
La omisión (The Omission) – Argentina / The Netherlands / Switzerland
By Sebastián Schjaer
With Sofía Brito, Lisandro Rodriguez, Malena Hernández Díaz, Victoria Raposo, Pablo Sigal
World premiere
Profile – USA / UK / Cyprus
By Timur Bekmambetov
With Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Morgan Watkins, Amir Rahimzadeh
World premiere
River’s Edge – Japan
By Isao Yukisada
With Fumi Nikaidou, Ryo Yoshizawa, SUMIRE , Shiori Doi, Aoi Morikawa
International premiere
That Summer – Sweden / Denmark / USA
By Göran Hugo Olsson
With Peter Beard, Lee Radziwill, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Andy Warhol
European premiere
Yocho (Yocho (Foreboding) – Japan
By Kiyoshi Kurosawa
With Kaho, Shota Sometani, Masahiro Higashide
European premiere
Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF) – Germany / Brazil / France
By Karim Aïnouz
World premiere

14 Apples by Midi Z, Taiwan / Myanmar – WP
Afrique, la pensée en mouvement Part I by Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Senegal – IP
Aggregat (Aggregate) by Marie Wilke, Germany – WP
Amiko by Yoko Yamanaka, Japan – IP
Apatride (Stateless) by Narjiss Nejjar, Morocco – WP
Aufbruch (Departure) by Ludwig Wüst, Austria – WP
La cama (The Bed) by Mónica Lairana, Argentina / Germany / Netherlands / Brazil – WP
La casa lobo (The Wolf House) by Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, Chile – WP
Casanovagen (Casanova Gene) by Luise Donschen, Germany – WP
Classical Period by Ted Fendt, USA – WP
Con el viento (Facing the Wind) by Meritxell Colell Aparicio, Spain / France / Argentina – WP
Los débiles (The Weak Ones) by Raúl Rico, Eduardo Giralt Brun, Mexico – WP
Den’ Pobedy (Victory Day) by Sergei Loznitsa, Germany – WP
Die Tomorrow by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand – IP
Djamilia (Jamila) by Aminatou Echard, France – WP
Drvo (The Tree) by André Gil Mata, Portugal / Bosnia and Herzegovina – WP
L’empire de la perfection (In the Realm of Perfection) by Julien Faraut, France – WP
An Elephant Sitting Still by Hu Bo, People’s Republic of China – WP
Fotbal Infinit (Infinite Football) by Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania – WP
Grass by Hong Sangsoo, Republic of Korea – WP
The Green Fog by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, USA / Canada
+ Accidence by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Canada – WP
Interchange by Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky, Canada – WP
Jahilya by Hicham Lasri, Morocco – WP
Kaotični život Nade Kadić (The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić) by Marta Hernaiz, Mexico / Bosnia and Herzegovina – WP
Last Child by Shin Dong-seok, Republic of Korea – IP
Madeline’s Madeline by Josephine Decker, USA – IP
Maki’la by Machérie Ekwa Bahango, Democratic Republic of the Congo / France – WP
Mariphasa by Sandro Aguilar, Portugal – WP
Minatomachi (Inland Sea) by Kazuhiro Soda, Japan/USA – WP
Notes On an Appearance by Ricky D’Ambrose, USA – WP
Old Love by Park Kiyong, Republic of Korea – IP
Our House by Yui Kiyohara, Japan – IP
Our Madness by João Viana, Mozambique / Guinea-Bissau / Qatar / Portugal / France – WP
Premières armes (First Stripes) by Jean-François Caissy, Canada – WP
Premières solitudes (Young Solitude) by Claire Simon, France – WP
SPK Komplex (SPK Complex) by Gerd Kroske, Germany – WP
Syn (The Son) by Alexander Abaturov, France / Russian Federation – WP
Teatro de guerra (Theatre of War) by Lola Arias, Argentinia / Spain – WP
Tuzdan Kaide (The Pillar of Salt) by Burak Çevik, Turkey – WP
Unas preguntas (One or Two Questions) by Kristina Konrad, Germany / Uruguay – WP
Waldheims Walzer (The Waldheim Waltz) by Ruth Beckermann, Austria – WP
Wieża. Jasny dzień. (Tower. A Bright Day.) by Jagoda Szelc, Poland – IP
Wild Relatives by Jumana Manna, Germany / Lebanon / Norway – WP
Yours in Sisterhood by Irene Lusztig, USA – WP

“An exciting cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterise the city. In the middle of it all, the Berlinale: a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. (…) The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections: great international cinema in the Competition, independent and art house in Panorama, films for young audiences in Generation, new discoveries and promising talents from the German film scene in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, avant garde, experimental and unfamiliar cinematography in the Forum and Forum Expanded, and an exploration of cinematic possibilities in Berlinale Shorts. The Berlinale Special, including Berlinale Special Gala, is showing new and extraordinary productions and honours great cinema personalities. Berlinale Series, which began in 2015, presents selected international series. The programme is rounded out by a Retrospective as well as an Homage, which focuses on the œuvre of a great personality of cinema, curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Beginning in 2013, the Retrospective expanded to include presentations of Berlinale Classics. They show current restorations of film classics as well as rediscovered films.
Furthermore the Berlinale has regularly organised a programme of special presentations that open up new perspectives, provide insight into key themes, make new connections and explore realms where film intersects with other creative disciplines. Food, pleasure and the environment – these are the topics that lie at the centre of the Culinary Cinema. Berlinale Goes Kiez is travelling from arthouse cinema to arthouse cinema within the city to present selected films from the Berlinale programme and NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema is devoted to the cinematic story-telling of Indigenous peoples worldwide.” (from the official website, here the link to the programme)

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