The Berlinale announces the first wave of Panorama and Forum titles

2023-12-14 00:00:00

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the first 11 titles to play in its Panorama section, seven of which will  be world premieres on the 74th edition (15-25 February 2024). 

Among them premieres is Faruk by the Turkish-German director Aslı Özge, a story about gentrification and a complex father-daughter relationship, Meanwhile on Earth by French director Jérémy Clapin, a sci-fi drama about a woman who struggles after her brother disappeared during a space mission, until she is contacted by an unidentified life form, Paradises of Diane, by Swiss directors Carmen Jaquier and Jan Gassmann, a story of an anti-heroine who cuts the cord in radical fashion, fleeing from her newborn baby and purported domestic bliss to an unknown city in the Mediterranean, The Outrun by German director Nora Fingscheidt, about a woman who attempts to come to terms with her troubled past, returning from London to her home on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. 

The line-up includes Josef Hader’s second film Andrea Gets a Divorce, Ray Yeung’s with Hong Kong-China production All Shall Be Well, Jeremy Clapin’s Meanwhile on Earth, and Jane Schoenbrun also brings the international premiere of A24 horror I Saw Your TV Glow. 

The the Forum section are the synopsis-length title of Abdenour Zahzah’s True Chronicles of the Blida Joinville Psychiatric Hospital in the Last Century, when Dr Frantz Fanon Was Head of the Fifth Ward between 1953 and 1956 is self-explanatory, while the life and work of Austrian painter Maria Lassnig are portrayed by Anja Salomonowitz in Sleeping with a Tiger. Dāvis Sīmanis’s historical allegory Maria’s Silence depicts the career of Marija Leiko, an actress less well known abroad who became a victim of the totalitarian regime in 1930s Moscow, like so many other artists of the time. Finally, the documentary Mother and Daughter by Georgian cinema 93-year-old Lana Gogoberidze.

Panorama

All Shall Be Well - Ray Yeung (Hong Kong/China)
Andrea Gets a Divorce - Josef Hader (Austria)
Betânia - Marcelo Botta (Brazil)
Faruk - Aslı Özge (Germany/Turkey/France)
I Saw the TV Glow - Jane Schoenbrun (USA)
I’m Not Everything I Want to Be - Klára Tasovská (Czech Republic/Slovakia/Austria)
Brief History of a Family - Lin Jianjie (China/Denmark)
The Outrun - Nora Fingscheidt (Germany/UK)
Paradises of Diane - Carmen Jaquier, Jan Gassmann (Switzerland)
Meanwhile on Earth - Jérémy Clapin (France)
I Saw Three Black Lights - Santiago Lozano Álvarez (Colombia/Mexico/France/Germany)

Forum

True Chronicles of the Blida Joinville Psychiatric Hospital in the Last Century, when Dr Frantz Fanon Was Head of the Fifth Ward between 1953 and 1956 - Abdenour Zahzah (Algeria/France)
Mother and Daughter - Lana Gogoberidze (Georgia)
The Undergrowth - Macu Machín (Spain)
The Adamant Girl – Vinothraj PS (India)
Maria’s Silence - Dāvis Sīmanis (Latvia/Lithuania)
Sleeping with a Tiger - Anja Salomonowitz (Austria)
Reas - Lola Arias (Argentina/Germany/Switzerland)
Republic - Jin Jiang (China)

K. Gjozev 

 

 

 


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