The first half of the Berlin Panorama selection is complete


МКФ у Берліні оголосив половину програми секції «Панорама».

With 22 titles representing 21 countries, including 14 world premieres and 13 European (co-)productions, the second-most-important section of the Berlinale is half complete.

The first 22 titles selected for the Panorama section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019) have been announced by section director Paz Lázaro, and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz. This first batch of films, which represents half of the final selection of the second-most-important programme of the major German festival (and involves a total of 21 production countries), includes five documentaries, nine debuts, eight fully European (co-)productions, five co-productions involving EU countries and 14 films that will screen as world premieres.

Amongst the highlights in this first series of films is Seamus Murphy’s documentary on PJ Harvey; a movie by renowned British auteur Joanna Hogg, which unites Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor Swinton-Byrne in her first lead role; Oscar-nominated US actor Jonah Hill’s debut behind the camera; and a portrait of controversial film critic Pauline Kael and her influence on a male-dominated universe by Rob Garver, which includes the testimonies of such personalities as Sarah Jessica Parker, Quentin Tarantino, Alec Baldwin, David O Russell and Paul Schrader.

Here is the first half of the 2019 Panorama selection:

Dafne – Federico Bondi (Italy; на фото кадр із фільму)
A Dog Called Money – Seamus Murphy (Ireland/UK), documentary
The Souvenir – Joanna Hogg (UK)
Hellhole – Bas Devos (Belgium/Netherlands)
Selfie – Agostino Ferrente (France/Italy), documentary
Jessica Forever -
 Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France)
O Beautiful Night – Xaver Böhm (Germany)
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea – Syllas Tzoumerkas (Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden)
Flatland – Jenna Bass (South Africa/Germany/Luxembourg)
Chained – Yaron Shani
Tremors – Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France/Luxembourg)
Monos -
 Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Denmark/Sweden/Uruguay)
Shooting the Mafia – 
Kim Longinotto (Ireland/USA), documentary
Acid – Alexander Gorchilin (Russia)
The Day After I’m Gone – Nimrod Eldar (Israel)
Greta -
 Armando Praça (Brazil)
Waiting for the Carnival – Marcelo Gomes (Brazil), documentary
Family Members – Mateo Bendesky (Argentina)
Mid90s -
 Jonah Hill (USA)
Skin – Guy Nattiv (USA)
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael – Rob Garver (USA), documentary
37 Seconds -
 HIKARI (Japan)

Bénédicte Prot, Cineuropa, 18 грудня 2018 року