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Press Releases 2004


Jan 23, 2004:
Panorama Selection Concluded

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

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.

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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:

Brasilia, France

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

France, Belgium

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