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Press Releases 2002

Panorama

Jan 25, 2002:
Panorama 2002 - Complete

The Panorama programme is now complete: it includes 38 feature films, 17 documentaries and 22 short films. They will be presented in Panorma, Panorma Special and Panorma Documents. The last films invited include works by such celebrated directors as Ann Hui (Hong Kong), Sergej Ovcarov (Russia), Beto Brant (Brazil), Daniel Burman (Argentine) and André Heller (Austria).

Many stars have already announced their attendance: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernandez, Ulrich Noethen, Robert Stadlober and Russell Crowe. Actor-director Paul Mazursky will attend the screening of Big Shot's Funeral by Feng Xiaogang (People's Republic of China), in which he co-stars with Ge You and Donald Sutherland. Faye Dunaway will present her directorial debut: the short film The Yellow Bird, featuring Brenda Blethyn and James Coburn, narrated by Tennessee Williams. Author David Leavitt will accompany Ventura Pons with Food Of Love (Spain), which was adapted from his novel "The Page Turner".

The Panorma will open on February 6th with All About Lily Chou Chou by Shunji Iwai (Japan). The loneliness of adolescence, communication in online chat rooms and poignant images typify the modern intensity of this year's contributions from Japan.

The Panorma Special will open on February 7th with a brilliant psychological thriller, Honogurai mizuno sokokara (Dark Water) by Hideo Nakata (Japan), as well as with a perfect depiction of the hedonistic mood in France at the beginning of the Seventies, La Bande du Drugstore (Dandy) by Francois Armanet.

The Panorma Documents section will open on February 7th with The Burning Wall by Hava Kohav Beller. In this US film about divided Germany, Robert Havemann's life is traced from 1930 until the opening of the Stasi archives. Individuals such as Stefan Heym, Richard von Weizsäcker, Bärbel Bohley, Vaclav Havel, Günter Grass, Corinna Harfouch, Reiner Kunze, Bettina Wegener, Jürgen Fuchs, Pastor Erhart Neubert ("Now we shall build our GDR, the ideal GDR"), as well as Günter Schabowski have a say.

The theme of eight features and documentaries in the Panorma is "migration" - a fate shared by more people today than ever before. "Migration" rounds off the selection of the programme's topics, which includes the "spirit and ideals of the Seventies", "autistic tendencies" and "music".

Here is a list of the last titles selected (the Panorma programme is now complete):

Argentina/Spain

Todas las azafatas van al cielo (Every Stewardess Goes To Heaven) 98'

by Daniel Burman

with Alfredo Casero, Ingrid Rubio, Emilio Dissi, Norma Aleandro

Brazil

O Invasor The Trespasser 97'

by Beto Brant

with Marco Ricca, Alexandre Borges, Paulo Miklos, Malu Mader, Mariana Ximenes, Chris Couto, George Freire

Germany/Switzerland

Friends in High Places 86'

documentary

by Lindsey Merrison

Germany/Mexico/Spain

Francisca 85'

by Eva López-Sánchez

with Ulrich Noethen, Fabiola Campomanes, Carlos Lucas, Rafael Martín

Spain

En la ciudad sin limites (The city of no limits) 120'

by Antonio Hernandez

with Leonardo Sbaraglia, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernández, Fernando Pernán-Gómez, Adriana Ozores, Leticia Bredice

El sueno de Ibiza (Ibiza Dream) 98'

by Igor Fioravanti

with Adria Collado, Paco Marin, Adriana Dominguez, Enric Majo

Los Niños de Rusia (The Children Of Russia) 93'

documentary

by Jaime Camino

Hong Kong

Nan Ren Si Shi (July Rhapsody) 103'

by Ann Hui

with Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Karen Lam, Shaun Jam

Italy

L'Inverno (Winter) 97'

by Nina di Majo

with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni, Yorgo Voyagis

Japan

Go 122'

by Isao Yukisada

with Yosuke Kubozuka, Kou Shibasaki, Shinobu Ootake, Taro Yamamoto, Hirofumi Arai

Honogurai mizuno sokokara (Dark Water) 101'

by Hideo Nakata

with Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno

Portugal/Mozambique

O gotejar da luz (Light Drops) 110'

by Fernando Vendrell

with Filipe Carvalho, Amaral Matos, Alexandra Antunes, Marco de Almeida, Alberto Magassela, Teresa Madruga, António Fonseca

Russia

Skaz pro Fedota-Streltsa (The Tale Of Fedot), The Shooter 110'

by Sergei Ovcharov

with Konstantin Vorobjev,Andrei Myagkov,Vladimir Gostukhin

USA

Texas 78'

documentary

by Circumstance

with TOFOG /Russell Crowe

The Burning Wall 115'

documentary

by Hava Kohav Beller

The Cockettes 99'

documentary

by Bill Weber, David Weissman

with The Cockettes, John Waters, Divine, Sylvia Miles, Holly Woodlawn

The Yellow Bird 18'

short film

by Faye Dunaway

with Brenda Blethyn, James Coburn, Faye Dunaway

USA/Germany

Paradox Lake 80'

documentary

by Przemyslaw Reut

with Matt Wolf, Jessica Fuchs, Phe Kaplan, John Gelin, Ernie Jerez, Jaffa Jane Levy, Dan Luciano

People's Republic of China

Big Shot's Funeral 100'

by Feng Xiaogang

with You Ge, Rosamund Kwan, Donald Sutherland, Paul Mazursky, Da Ying

Jan. 25, 2002