Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2003


Jan 24, 2003:
The Panorama Programme 2003 is complete

With 34 feature films, 12 documentaries and 23 short films, the selection for the 18th International Panorama has been concluded. 26 of the full-length films are world premieres, nine are debut works. For the first time the short films will be screened in sets and, together with the short films from the Competition, they will have their own theater, the CinemaxX 6.

The following directors have announced they will come to the presentation of these final films: Thom Fitzgerald, Karim Dridi, Ljubisa Samardizic, Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov, Christian Petzold, among others. Oliver Stone will accompany his documentary Comandante to Berlin.

Many stars have confirmed their attendance as well, including Dustin Hoffman, Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Sarah Polley, Philippe Torreton, Ricardo Darín, Samuel Le Bihan, Nan Yu, Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Kata Horváti, Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Dirk Bach, Lena Endre, Eva Mattes and Ulrich Noethen.

With director Mabel Cheung and producer Alex Law, Jackie Chan will present the documentary Traces of the Dragon: Jackie Chan and his Lost Family (Hong Kong, China), which will open the Panorama Dokumente series.

The opening film in the main programme will be Emir Kusturica's production Jagoda u Supermarketu (Jagoda in the Supermarket) by Dusan Milic, a Yugoslavian-German-Italian co-production.

The Panorama Special will open in the Zoo Palast with the Indian contribution Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (A Tale of a Naughty Girl) by Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

Within the scope of the retrospective for Yasujiro Ozu's 100th birthday, the Panorama will present Akibiyori (Late Autumn, Japan 1960).

The gradual advancement of digital developments in distribution and exhibition will also be acknowledged by the Panorama in several presentations at the Dokumente theater, CineStar 7.

The final invitations have gone to:


Kamchatka by Marcelo Piñeyro

with Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Hector Alterio, Tomas Funzi, Matias del Pozo


O homem do ano (The Man of the Year) by José Henrique Fonseca

with Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Natalia Lage, Jorge Dória


Jiu Yue (The Old Testament) by Cui Zien

with Yu Bo, Yang Qing, Ma Ran, Zhao Zheng Yang, Du Hua Nan


Wolfsburg by Christian Petzold

with Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Antje Wesermann, Astrid Meyerfeldt

Mutti - Der Film (Mutti - The Movie ) by Jörn Hartmann, Ades Zabel, Biggy van Blond, Klaus Purkart

with Ades Zabel, Biggy van Blond, Gert Thumser, Brenda Morelli, Klaus Purkart, Désirée Nick, Geschwister Pfister, Ulrike Folkerts, Georg Uecker, Meret Becker, Andreja Schneider, Sherry Vine, Malediva


Monsieur N by Antoine de Caunes

with Philippe Torreton, Jay Rodon, Richard E. Grant, Bruno Putzulu, Roschdy Zem, Stéphane Freiss, Elsa Zylberstein, Frédéric Pierrot, Siobhàn Hewlett, Jay Rodan

Fureur (Rage) by Karim Dridi

wtih Samuel Le Bihan, Nan Yu, Yann Tregouet

Une grande fille comme toi (A Big Girl Like You) by Christophe Blanc

with Mercedes Cecchetto, Laura Locatelli, Sarah Zidhane, Jean-Yves Dubois, Nathalie Krebs

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy

Jagoda u Supermarketu (Jagoda in the Supermarket) by Dusan Milic

with Branka Katic, Srdian Todorovic, Dubravka Mijatovic, Danilo Lazovic, Goran Radakovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Nikola Simic

Canada, USA

The Event by Thom Fitzgerald

with Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Jane Leeves, Brent Carver, Joanna Adler


Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo (A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky) by Julián Hernandez

with Juan Carlos Ortuño, Juan Carlos Torres, Mario Oliver, Perla de la Rosa, Salvador Alvarez


Jonny Vang by Jens Lien

with Aksel Hennie, Laila Goody, Fridtjov Såheim


Mulher Polícia by Joaquim Sapinho

with Amélia Coroa, Ludovic Videira, Maria Silva, Ana Nave, Vitor Norte

Russia, Germany

Shik (The Suit) by Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov

with Alexander Yatsenko, Arthur Smolyaniov, Ivan Kokorin

Serbian-Bulgarian-Croatian-Bosnia-Herzegovian co-production

Ledina (Bare Ground) by Ljubisa Samardizic

with Zijah Sokolovic, Ksenija Pajic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Milena Dravic

Ljubisa Samardizic presented Nebeska Udica (Sky Hook) in the Competition 2000


Los novios búlgaros (Bulgarian Lovers) by Eloy de la Iglesia

with Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Ditrán Biba, Pepón Nieto, Roger Pera, Anita Sinkovic

Tunisia, France

El Kotbia (The Bookstore) by Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba

with Hend Sabri, Ahmed El Haffiène, Martine Gafsi, Yadh Béji


Vagabond by György Szomjas

with Péter Simon, Kata Horváti, Gráci Benke, Csaba Simon


Moonlight Mile by Brad Silberling

with Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Pompeo, Holly Hunter

Party Monster by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

with Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Marilyn Manson, Chloe Sevigny

January 24, 2003