Berlin Film Festival Unvails Panorama First Films Selection

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled it selection for its special Panorama category at the upcoming 64th Berlin Film Fest. As of Thursday 19 films have now been invited to during the festival in the Panorama selection.

The opening film of the Panorama Special has also been selected: Jalil Lespert, who could last be seen in Robert Guédiguian’s Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars in the 2005 Berlinale Competition, is now coming as the director of the film Yves Saint Laurent. With his work, Berlin’s flagship cinema, the Zoo Palast, will be re-inaugurated as a Berlinale venue after extensive renovations, on February 7, 2014.

Along with other Berlinale sections, including the European Film Market, the Festival’s return to the Zoo Palast is a clear sign of a revival at the heart of western Berlin. The Panorama Special will pick up where it left off. Though, over the past three years, things have certainly gone on in great form at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and the Kino International – and both will remain Berlinale sites, in particular the International, which will continue to screen Panorama premieres.

Arrête ou je continue (If You Don’t, I Will)
France, By Sophie Fillières
With Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric
World premiere

Bai Mi Zha Dan Ke (The Rice Bomber)
Taiwan, By Cho Li
With Huang Chien-wei, Nikki Hsieh, Michael Chang
World premiere

Bing Du (Ice Poison)
Taiwan / Myanmar, By Midi Z
With Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi
World premiere

Ireland / Great Britain, By John Michael McDonagh
With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen
European premiere

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks)
Brazil, By Daniel Ribeiro
With Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi
World premiere

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
France, By Michel Gondry
With Noam Chomsky
European premiere

O Homem das Multidões (The Man of the Crowd)
Brazil, By Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães
With Paulo André, Silvia Lourenço
International premiere

Papilio Buddha
India / USA, By Jayan Cherian
With Kallen Pokkudan, Saritha Sunil, Sreekumar SP, David Briggs, Prakash Bare, Thampy Antony
European premiere

Quick Change
Philippines, By Eduardo Roy Jr.
With Mimi Juareza, Jun jun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno, Natashia Yumi, Francine Garcia
International premiere

Germany, By Maximilian Erlenwein
With Jürgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich, Rainer Bock
World premiere

USA, By Chris Mason Johnson
With Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch
European premiere

The Better Angels
USA, By A. J. Edwards
With Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley
International premiere

The Lamb
Germany / Turkey, By Kutluğ Ataman
With Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Taştan, Sıla Lara Cantürk, Nursel Köse
World premiere

Things People Do
USA, By Saar Klein
With Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett
World premiere

Triptyque (Triptych)
Canada, By Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
With Lise Castonguay, Frédérike Bédard, Hans Piersbergen
International premiere

Über-Ich und Du (Superegos)
Germany / Switzerland / Austria, By Benjamin Heisenberg
With André Wilms, Georg Friedrich
World premiere

Philippines, By Joselito Altarejos
World premiere

Xi You (Journey to the West)
France / Taiwan, By Tsai Ming-liang
With Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant
World premiere

Yves Saint Laurent
France, By Jalil Lespert
With Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie De Villepin
International premiere – Opening film Panaroma Special

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