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
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
Shik (The Suit) by Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov
with Alexander Yatsenko, Arthur Smolyaniov, Ivan Kokorin
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
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