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Dec 18, 2012:
Panorama 2013: First Films and Programmes

Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach

Now that scouting trips to find films for the Panorama have been concluded, viewings in Berlin are in full swing. “A third of the programme has already been selected,” reports Panorama director Wieland Speck. “Alongside works by European filmmakers, such as Lars Kraume and Felix van Groeningen, films from Asia – and especially from Korea – have made a deep impression. This is also true of works from Latin America, which is alone contributing four directorial debuts.” Speck then wraps up by saying, “there are also films from the USA with such renowned names as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Amanda Seyfried, Juno Temple and Noah Baumbach.”

Many of the documentaries have what it takes for the big screen. They are on explosive international issues, such as Palestine and the Middle East in State 194 and Alam laysa lana (A World Not Ours); or they attempt to come to terms with the past in Indonesia, as in The Act of Killing. The film Gut Renovation focuses on the rapid advance of gentrification in Western countries. And a portrait is dedicated to one of the most inspirational figures of German cinema: Roland Klick. The Panorama Dokumente series will make up about one third of the entire programme.

Heiner Carow Prize: A new award for Panorama films
The DEFA Foundation will award this prize that has been conceived to promote German cinematic art to a documentary, fictional or essay film. The winner will receive 5,000 euros. The prize will go to a film that employs extraordinary aesthetic means to deal with social and political issues, past or present.

As in 2010, the TEDDY Award Gala 2013 will take place at Station Berlin, and will be followed by a late night show and party. Performers include Rufus Wainwright, who can also be seen in Lian Lunson’s Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, which is screening in the Panorma Dokumente. In 2006 Lunson presented her film Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man in the Panorama.
This year’s TEDDY jury will have nine members. They are festival organizers from Taiwan, the USA, Finland, Mexico, France, Spain, Ukraine, the Dominican Republic and India.

Fictional films in the Main Programme and Panorama Special (15)

Baek Ya (White Night) – Republic of Korea
By Hee-il LeeSong
With Tae-hee Won, Yi-kyung Yi
European premiere

Chemi Sabnis Naketsi (A Fold in My Blanket) - Georgia
By Zaza Rusadze
With Tornike Bziava, Tornike Gogrichiani, Zura Kipshidze, Avtandil Makharadze, Giorgi Nakashidze
World premiere

Dduit-dam-hwa: Gam-dok-i-mi-cheot-eo-yo (Behind the Camera) – Republic of Korea
By E J-Yong
With Yuh-jung Youn, Hee-soon Park, Hye-jung Gang, Jung-se Oh, Min-hee Kim
International premiere

Deshora (Belated) – Argentina/Columbia/Norway
By Barbara Sarasola-Day
With Luis Ziembrowski, Alejandro Buitrago, Maria Ucedo
World premiere

Don Jon’s Addiction - USA
By Joseph Gordon-Levitt
With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
International premiere

Frances Ha - USA
By Noah Baumbach
With Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Charlotte D'Ambiose, Adam Driver
European premiere

Habi, la extranjera (Habi, the Foreigner) – Argentina/Brazil
By Maria Florencia Alvarez
With Martina Juncadella, Martin Slipak, Maria Luisa Mendonça, Lucia Alfonsin
World premiere

Inch´Allah - Canada
By Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
With Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Yousef Sweid, Sivan Levy, Carlo Brandt
International premiere

Kashi-ggot (Fatal) – Republic of Korea
By Don-ku Lee
With Yeon-woo Nam, Jo-a Yang, Jeong-ho Hong, Ki-doong Kang
European premiere

La Piscina (The Swimming Pool) - Cuba/Venezuela
By Carlos Machado Quintela
With Raul Capote, Monica Molinet, Felipe Garcia, Carlos Javier Martinez, Marcos Costa
International premiere

Lovelace - USA
By Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
With Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple
International premiere

Meine Schwestern (My Sisters) - Germany
By Lars Kraume
With Jördis Triebel, Nina Kunzendorf, Lisa Hagmeister, Beatrice Dalle, Angela Winkler
World premiere

Rock the Casbah - Israel/France
By Yariv Horowitz
With Yon Tumarkin, Roy Nik, Yotam Ishay, Rave Iftach, Khawla Alhaj Debsi
International premiere

Tanta Agua (So Much Water) - Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands/ Germany
By Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero
With Malú Chouza, Néstor Guzzini, Joaquín Castiglioni
World premiere

The Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium
By Felix van Groeningen
With Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse
International premiere

Panorama Dokumente (7)

Alam laysa lana (A World Not Ours) – Great Britain/Lebanon/Denmark
By Mahdi Fleifel
European premiere

Gut Renovation - USA
By Su Friedrich
International premiere

Naked Opera - Luxemburg/Germany
By Angela Christlieb
World premiere

Roland Klick - The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter - Germany
By Sandra Prechtel
With Roland Klick, Otto Sander, Eva Mattes, David Hess, Hark Bohm
World premiere

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle - USA
By Lian Lunson
With Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Anna McGarrigle
European premiere

State 194 - USA/Israel
By Dan Setton
With Yoram Millo, Daniel J. Chalfen, Ariel Setton,
Margaret Yen
European premiere

The Act of Killing – Denmark/Norway/Great Britain
By Joshua Oppenheimer
European premiere

The Panorama section with its Main Programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente series will screen some 50 films in all.

Press Office
December 18, 2012

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