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Press Releases 2004


Dec 19, 2003:
First announcement of Panorama presentations

Since the start it has been the mission of the Official Programme's Panorama section to present films for the upcoming art house season in Europe, and to inspire the market. This year’s main programme will include 18 films, complemented by 16 Panorama Specials, ten Panorama Dokumente presentations and 20 Panorama Short Films. All films are to screen as either World or European premieres.

In February 2004, well over 15,000 movie-goers will again participate in choosing the winner of the Panorama Audience Award, which will be presented on the last day of the festival.

After viewings in Asia, North and South America, as well as Europe, approximately a third of the selection for the programme has been completed. It already promises to provide a lively overview of world cinema created over the past twelve months.

In January, the selection of films for the 19th Panorama will be concluded, and the programme of the subdivisions Panorama Dokumente and Panorama Short Films announced.

From Germany

Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken (Love in Thoughts) by Achim von Borries

Starring European Film Award 2003 winner Daniel Brühl, with August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Thure Lindhardt, Jana Pallaske

The Stratosphere Girl by M. X. Oberg, co-produced with Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands

with Chloe Winkel, John Ng, Tuva Novotny

The Raspberry Reich by Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce

with Susanne Sachsse, Daniel Bätscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Stathis

From Denmark

2 ryk og en aflevering (Kick'n Rush) by Aage Rais-Nordentoft

with Jacob Oliver Krarup, Esben Smed Jensen, Cyron B. Melville, Marie Bach Hansen, Niels Ellergaard, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen Watch out for this year's Fucking Amal!

From the Netherlands

Shouf shouf habibi! by Albert ter Heerdt

with Mimoun Oaïssa, Touriya Haoud, Najib Amhali, Bridget Maasland

From Poland, co-produced with the Czech Republic

Nienasycenie (Insatiability) by Wiktor Grodecki with Cezary Pazura, Michal Lewandowski, Weronika Marczuk-Pazura, Katarzyna Gniewkowska, Leon Niemczyk

From Japan

A Day on the Planet by Isao Yukisada with Rena Tanaka, Satoshi Tsumabuki

From Hong Kong, China

Lost in Time by Derek Yee with Cecilia Cheung, Lau Ching Wan, Daichi Harashima, Paul Chun Pui, Louis Koo

From Brazil

Contra todos (Up against them all) by Roberto Moreira with Silvia Lourenço, Giulio Lopes, Leona Cavalli, Ailton Graça, Martha Meola, Dionisio Neto

From South Africa comes the Canadian Co-production

Proteus by John Greyson & Jack Lewis

with Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson

From Canada

A Problem with Fear – or Laurie's Anxiety Confronting the Escalator by Gary Burns

with Paulo Costanzo, Emily Hampshire, Camille Sullivan, Willie Garson, Benjamin Ratner, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jennifer Clement

From the USA

How to Get the Man's Foot outta your Asss! by Mario Van Peebles

with Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, Nia Long, Khleo Thomas, Ossie Davis

A Letter to True by star photographer Bruce Weber

Anonymous by Todd Verow

with Todd Verow, Dustin Schell, Sophia Lamar, Shawn Durr, Craig Chester

The Graffiti Artist by James Bolton

with Ruben Bansie-Snellman, Pepper Fajans

Press Office

December 19, 2003