Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2009 Berlinale Panorama Lineup

The Panorama Main Program will screen 18 feature films that are generally a selection of international productions that have the potential to reach out to a large art-house audience.

Main Programme

Le Barbe Bleue (Blue Beard), Catherine Breillat, France, 2008
Dongbei, Donbei (A North Chinese Girl), Zou Peng, China, 2008
Fig Trees, John Greyson, Canada, 2008
Fucking Different Tel Aviv, Yair Hochner, Avital Barak, Stephanie Abramovich,Elad Zakai, Eran Koblik Kedar, Ricardo Rojstaczer, Nir Ne'Eman, Hila Ben Baruch, Yossi Brauman, Sivan Levy, Eyal Bromberg, Anat Salomon, Sie Gal, November Wanderin, Yasmin Max; Germany and Israel, 2008 (A must be seen, as well as the Germany and NY versions. All films are Lesbian and Gay interest)
Ghosted, Monika Treut, Germany and Taiwan, 2009 (A new Monika Treut film, must be seen!)
High Life, Gary Yates, Canada, 2009
Human Zoo, Rie Rasmussen, France, 2008
La Journée de la Jupe (Skirt Day), Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, France and Belgium, 2008 (with Isabelle Adjani, must be seen)
Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow), Riri Riza, Indonesia, 2008
Rabioso Sol, Rabioso Cielo (Raging Sun, Raging Sky), Julián Hernández, Mexico, 2009
Rossiya 88 (Russia 88), Pavel Bardin, Russia, 2008
Rückenwind (Light Gradient), Jan Krüger, Germany, 2009
Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen (Sleeping Songs), Andreas Struck, Germany, 2008
Strella (A Woman’s Way), Panos H. Koutras, Greece, 2008
Vingança (Retribution), Paulo Pons, Brazil, 2008
White Lightinin’, Dominic Murphy, UK, USA, Croatia, 2008
Yang Yang, Cheng Yu-Chieh, Taiwan, 2008

There are many more movies in the following Panorama program sections:

Panorama Dokumente (Documentary films)
Panorama Special (Major independent productions, as well as films by important American studios)
Panorama Shorts
Panorama Supporting Film
30 Years of Programming
10 Years of Panorama Audience Award

To check all the films in the other sections go here and filter by Panorama.

For those not familiar with this program here is the description:
Both in style and in content, the Panorama’s film selection is extremely diverse and open to all sides. Traditionally the so-called "Auteur" film is well represented. The program presents both new developments in the societies of the world as well as different lifestyles. It also enables a special focus on particular topics or countries.

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