Berlinale: Press Releases

Press Releases 2002


Jan 13, 2002:
Spirit and Ideals - Panorama 2002

The Panorama section of the 52nd Berlinale has now confirmed two thirds of its Main Program, the Panorama Dokumente and the Panorama Special. With productions selected from over 1500 films, 26 nations will be participating this year. France, the USA, Germany and Japan are focal points. Eastern Europe, South America and other countries in Asia are also well represented.

Certain topics are in the air worldwide, such as the spirit and the ideals of the Seventies - and in keeping with the times, they find pragmatic, hedonistic and often disillusioned expression; or the life concept promising untouchability felt by a couple wrapped up in their own universe, marginalizing the world around.

In this year's program music plays a central or significant role in a number of productions by celebrated filmmakers such as Tony Gatlif, Lynne Stopkewich and Mika Kaurismäki.

The directors and actors of nearly all these works are expected to attend the Berlinale.

Here is a list of the films confirmed so far for the Panorama 2002:


Walking on Water 90'

by Tony Ayres

with Vince Colosimo, Maria Theodorakis, Nathaniel Dean, Judi Farr, Nicholas Bishop


Le 3ième Oeil / The Third Eye 87'

by Christophe Fraipont

with Jérémie Renier, Nozha Khouadra, Christian Crahay


As três Marias / The Three Marias 90'

by Aluizio Abranches (Panorama 1999: Um copo de coléra A Glass of Rage)

with Marieta Severo, Julia Lemmertz, Maria Luisa Mendonça, Luiza Mariani

People’s Republic of China

Hua Yan / Dazzling 84'

by Xin Lee

with Lala Wu, Jinglei Xu, Ting Mei, Anzi, Xuebin Wang, Juan Li, Zi An


Bungalow 84'

by Ulrich Köhler

with Lennie Burmeister, Trine Dyrholm, Devid Striesow, Nicole Gläser

Kriegerin des Lichts / Warrior of Light 90'


by Monika Treut

with Yvonne Bezerra de Mello

Tunten lügen nicht / Queens Don't Cry 90'


by Rosa von Praunheim

with BeV StroganoV, Ovo Maltine, Ichgola Androgyn, Tima die Göttliche


Moro no Brasil 104'


by Mika Kaurismäk


Marlene Dietrich - Her own Song 100'


by David Riva

with Burt Bacharach, Beate Klarsfeld, Hildegard Knef, Maria Riva, Volker Schlöndorff, Nicholas von Sternberg


Head Käed / Good Hands 90'

by Peeter Simm

with Rezija Kalnina, Tiit Sukk, Lembit Ulfsak, Tõnu Kark, Maija Apine, Atis Tenbergs


Chaos 106'

by Coline Serreau

with Vincent Lindon, Catherine Frot, Rachida Brakni

La Bande du Drugstore /Dandy 98'

by François Armanet

with Mathieu Simonet, Aurélien Wiik, Cécile Cassel, Alice Taglioni

Sur mes Lèvres Read my Lips 115'

by Jacques Audiard

with Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos

Swing 90' by Tony Gatlif

with Oscar Copp, Lou Rech, Tchavolo Schmitt, Ben Zimet, Fabiène Mai

United Kingdom

Lost in La Mancha 89'


by Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

with Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp


L'Inverno / Winter 97'

by Nina di Majo

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


Jang Aur Aman / War And Peace 172'


by Anand Patwardhan


All About Lily Chou Chou 146'

by Shunji Iwai

with Hayato Ichihara, Shugo Oshinari, Ayumi Ito, Yu Aoi

Itai Futari / A Painful Pair 112'

by Hisashi Saito

with Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miako Tadano, Takuji Suzuki

Kami no ko tachi / God's Children 105'


by Hiroshi Shinomiya


L'Ange de Goudron / Tar Angel 103'

by Denis Chouinard

with Zinedine Soualem, Catherine Trudeau, Hiam Abbass, Rabah Aït Ouyahia

Lilith on Top 100'


by Lynne Stopkewich (Kissed 1996, Suspicious River 2000)

with Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, The Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls, Sandra Bernhard

Suddenly Naked 105'

by Anne Wheeler (Panorama 1999: Better Than Chocolate)

with Wendy Crewson, Peter Coyote, Joe Cobden


Boomerang 92'

by Dragan Marinkovic

with Lazar Ristovski, Paulina Manov, Nebojsa Glogovac, Dragan Jovanovic


Altyn Kyrghol / My Brother, Silk Road 80'

by Marat Sarulu

with Busurman Odurakaev, Tinar Abdrazaeva, Mukhambet Toktay


Piñero 95'

by Leon Ichaso

with Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Rita Moreno, Mandy Patinkin


Patul lui procust / The Bed of Procust 118'

by Viorica Mesina, Sergiu Prodan

with Oleg Iankovski, Petru Vutcarau, Maia Morgenstern, Tania Popa


Øyenstikker / Dragonflies 90'

by Marius Holst

with Kim Bodnia, Maria Bonnevie, Mikael Persbrandt


Alt om min Far / All about my Father 75' documentary

by Even Benestad

with Esben Benestad


Im toten Winkel. Hitlers Sekretärin Blind Spot / Hitler's Secretary 90'


by André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer

with Traudl Junge


Venus Boyz 104'


by Gabriel Baur

with Dréd Gerestant, Diane Torr, Del LaGrace Volcano, Bridge Markland, Storme Webber, Mo Fischer


Varuh Meje / Guardian of the Frontier 100'

by Maja Weiss

with Iva Krajnc, Pia Zemlji, Tanja Poto Nik, Jonas Znidarsi


El sueño de Ibiza / Ibiza Dream 98'

by Igor Fioravanti

with Adria Collado, Paco Marin, Adriana Dominquez

En la ciudad sin limites / Beyond Remembrance 120'

by Antonio Hernandez

with Leonardo Sbaraglia, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernandez

Food Of Love 112'

by Ventura Pons

with Juliet Stevenson, Paul Rhys, Allan Corduner, Kevin Bishop, Geraldine McEwan


America So Beautiful 91'

by Babak Shokrian

with Mansour, Fariborz David Diaan, Alain deSatti, Houshang Touzie, Diane Gaidry

Just a Kiss 89'

by Fisher Stevens

with Marisa Tomei, Kyra Sedgwick, Ron Eldard, Patrick Breen, Marley Shelton

The Laramie Project 97'

by Moises Kaufman

with Steve Buscemi, Jeremy Davies, Peter Fonda, Janeane Garafalo, Laura Linney

On_Line 85'

by Jed Weintrob

with Josh Hamilton, Harold Perrineau, Isabel Gillies, John Fleck, Vanessa Ferlito

Ruthie And Connie: Every Room In The House 58'


by Deborah Dickson

with Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz

January 13, 2002