Full Berlinale Panorama Fiction Program Includes Double the James Franco

Brian Clark, European Editor

The Berlin Film Festival has now announced its entire fiction slate for the always fascinating Panorama program. Yes, the first thing that sticks out is that James Franco has two films playing, including his riff on the cut footage from William Friedkin's Cruising, Interior. Leather Bar. But hey! There are 31 features from 23 different countries in this lineup. And while I'm certainly excited to catch up with Franco and some Sundance Highlights (particularly Upstream Color), I'm even more pumped to discover new work from exciting international filmmakers.


The entire lineup is below with the recently added titles first, and the previously announced titles at the bottom.


Panorama fictional films

 

Boven is het stil (It's all so Quiet) - Netherlands/Germany

By Nanouk Leopold

With Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier

World Premiere

 

Concussion - USA

By Stacie Passon

With Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Emily Kinney, Daniel London, Ben Shenkman

International Premiere

 

Flores Raras (Reaching for the Moon AKA: The Art of Loosing) - Brazil

By Bruno Barreto

With Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf

World Premiere

 

Hayatboyu (Lifelong) - Germany

By Asli Ozge

With Defne Halman, Hakan Çimenser

World Premiere

 

Interior. Leather Bar. - USA

By Travis Mathews, James Franco

With Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco

International Premiere

 

Kai PO Che - India

By Abhishek Kapoor

With Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri

World Premiere

 

Burn it up Djassa - Ivory Coast/France

By Lonesome Solo

With Abdoul Karim Konaté, Adelaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé, Souleymane Bamba

European Premiere

 

Lose Your Head - Germany

By Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann

With Fernando Tielve, Marko Mand, Sesede Terziyan, Stavros Yagulis, Samia Chancrin

World Premiere

 

Maladies - USA

By Carter

With James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette

World Premiere

 

Mes séances de lutte - France

By Jacques Doillon

With Sara Forestier, James Thiérrée

World Premiere

 

Soğuk (Cold) - Turkey

By Uğur Yücel

With Cenk Alibeyoğlu, A. Rıfat Şungar, Valeria Skorohodova, Yulia Vaniukova, Yulia Erenler, Şebnem Bozoklu, Ezgi Mola

World Premiere

 

Something in the Way - Indonesia

By Teddy Soeriaatmadja

With Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman

World Premiere

 

Upstream Color - USA

By Shane Carruth

With Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth

International Premiere

 

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Taiwan

By Arvin Chen

With Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Stone, Kimi Hsia, Lawrence Ko

World Premiere

 

Workers - Mexico/Germany

By José Luis Valle González

With Susana Salazar, Jesús Padilla

World Premiere

 

Youth - Israel/Germany

By Tom Shoval

With Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe

World Premiere

  

 Panorama special screening

 

Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula) - Germany

By Heiner Carow

 

Panorama short supporting films

 

After Hours - Germany

By Steffen Köhn

World Premiere

 

Jury - Republic of Korea

By Kim Dongho

With Ahn Sung-ki, Kang Soo-yeon, Jung In-ki, Tony Rayns

International Premiere

 

Two Girls Against the Rain - Cambodia

By Sao Sopheak

European Premiere

 

 

Previously Announced Fiction Films:


Baek Ya (White Night) by Hee-il LeeSong, Republic of Korea

Behind the Camera by E J-Yong, Republic of Korea

Chemi sabnis naketsi (A Fold in my Blanket) by Zaza Rusadze, Georgia

Deshora (Belated) by Barbara Sarasola-Day, Argentina/Columbia/Norway

Don Jon's Addiction by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, USA

Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach, USA

Habi, la extranjera (Habi, the Foreigner) by María Florencia Alvarez, Argentina/Brazil Inch'Allah by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Canada

Kashi-ggot (Fatal) by Don-ku Lee, Republic of Korea

The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen, Belgium

La Piscina (The Swimming Pool) by Carlos Machado Quintela, Cuba/Venezuela

Lovelace by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, USA

Meine Schwestern (My Sisters) by Lars Kraume, Germany

Rock the Casbah by Yariv Horowitz, Israel

Tanta Agua (So Much Water) by Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero, Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands/Germany

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