In its main program and the series Special, Dokumente and Short Films, the Panorama is presenting 34 features, 16 documentaries and 26 short films. 32 countries were distinctly involved in their production. Twelve works are directing debuts. 14 films are to be digitally projected, two of them in High Definition. The works are screening as world premieres (25), international premieres or as European premieres outside their countries of origin.
Last entries include names of directors such as: Robert Lepage, Chantal Akerman, Francesca Comencini, Sébastien Lifshitz, Felipe Cazals, Danièle Dubroux, Brad Anderson, Ron Mann, Helga Reidemeister, Andres Veiel, Romuald Karmakar and Stanislaw Mucha.
Among the actors expected to accompany their films are: Fernanda Montenegro (Silver Bear 1998/Central Station), Sylvie Testud, Elsa Zylberstein, Natacha Régnier, Robert Lepage, Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicoletta Braschi, Catherine Frot, Julie Depardieu, Aurore Clément, Cezary Pazura, Nan Yu, Carola Regnier, Hanns Zischler, Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe and Chloë Winkel.
The Panorama’s main program will open on February 5 with Walk On Water by Eytan Fox/Israel. A reluctant Mossad agent and a blue-eyed German tourist uncover the truth about the “last Nazi”.
The Panorama Special will open on February 6 with two films: the angst-driven arthouse indie A Problem With Fear by Gary Burns/Canada, and with Untold Scandal by E J-Young, rising star of Korean cinema.
The Panorama will enhance the festival’s special focus on Latin America with three political documentaries and two fiction features: Mexican director Felipe Cazals is returning to Berlin with Digna hasta el último aliento, and from Italy there is Che - The Last Hours by Romano Scavolini. Three films will be screened from Brazil: the documentary Fala tu by Guilherme Coelho and the features O outro lado da rua by Marcos Bernstein and Contra todos by Roberto Moreira.
Innovative European contributions are competing for the LVT – Manfred Salzgeber Prize. The jury members are: Eva Zaoralova (Czech Republic, Artistic Director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival), Tania Blanich (USA, Associate Director, National Video Resources, Rockefeller Foundation), and Eduardo Antin (Argentina, Director of the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival).
The TEDDY – Queer Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival – will be presented on Friday, February 13 at the Tempodrom in the categories Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film or Film Essay and Best Short Film. Please note the attached TEDDY press release or go to www.teddyaward.org
The list of film titles attached completes those issued in the first two Panorama press releases. Press release 1: “First Announcement of Panorama Presentations” of Dec. 19, 2003. Press release 2: “Panorama Dokumente: Politics Alert” from Jan. 22, 2004.
All press releases are available at www.berlinale.de
January 23, 2004
Attention: Please note change of title
Gettin’ The Man’s Foot Outta Your Baadassss! (former title: How To Get The Man’s Foot Outta Your Asss! ) von Mario Van Peebles
List of feature film titles:
O outro lado da rua (The Other Side Of The Street) by Marcos Bernstein
with Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez, Luis Percy, Laura Cardoso
La face cachée de la lune (Far Side Of The Moon) by Robert Lepage
with Robert Lepage, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Marco Poulin, Céline Bonnier
Chosun Nam Nyo Sang Yeol Jisa (Untold Scandal) by E J-Yong
with Bae Yong-Jun, Lee Mi-Sook, Jeon Do-Youn, Cho Hyun-Jae, Lee So-Youn
Je suis votre homme (I Am Your Man) by Danièle Dubroux
with Catherine Frot, Isabelle Carré, Melvil Poupaud, François Berleand, Julie Depardieu
L’Esquive by Abdelatif Kéchiche
with Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Sabrina Ouazani, Nanou Benahmou
Wild Side by Sébastien Lifshitz
with Stéphanie Michelini, Edouard Mikitine, Yasmine Belmadi
Avanim by Raphael Nadjari
with Asi Levi, Uri Gabriel, Florence Bloch, Shaul Mizrahi
Demain, on déménage (Tomorrow We Move) by Chantal Akerman
with Sylvie Testud, Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Natacha Regnier, Lucas Bélvaux, Elsa Zylberstein, Dominique Reymond
Iceland, Great Britain, Germany, Norway
Kaldaljos (Cold Light) by Hilmar Oddsson
with Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Áslákur Ingvarsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Ruth Ólafsdóttir
Lalecet Al Hamaim (Walk On Water) by Eytan Fox
with Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Hanns Zischler, Carola Regnier
Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) (I Like To Work) by Francesca Comencini
with Nicoletta Braschi, Camille Dugay Comencini
Akame shijyuyataki shinjyumisui (Akame 48 Waterfalls) by Genjirou Arato
with Takijirou Onishi, Shinobu Terajima, Michiyo Okusu, Yuya Uchida
People’s Republic of China
Jing Zhe (The Story Of Er Mei) by Wang Quanan
with Yu Nan, Yan Ming
Ja ljublju tebja (You I Love) by Olga Stolpolskava, Dmitri Troitsky
with Ljubowj Tolkalina, Jewgenij Korijakowskij, Damir Badmajew
Cachorro (Cachorro (Bear Cub) by Miguel Albaladejo
with José Luis García-Perez, David Castillo, Diana Cerezo, Mario Arias, Arno Chevrier, Ampar Ferrer
The Machinist by Brad Anderson
with Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Beautiful Boxer by Ekachai Uekrongtham
with Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong
Brother To Brother by Rodney Evans
with Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Aunjanue Ellis, Larry Gilliard Jr.
D.E.B.S. by Angela Robinson
with Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, Geoff Stults, Jimmi Simpson, Jessica Cauffiel
Quattro Noza by Joey Curtis
with Brihanna Hernandez, Victor Larios, Robert Beaumont, Greg Leone, Fabiola Barrios