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BERLIN 2019 Panorama

Berlin puts the finishing touches to its Panorama selection

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- The recurring themes in the 45 films selected for this year's Berlin Panorama are "breaking free", "cinematic (self-)discoveries" and "artists’ portraits"

Berlin puts the finishing touches to its Panorama selection
All My Loving by Edward Berger

The programme of the Panorama section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019) is now complete. Another 23 films have joined the 22 titles announced before Christmas (see the news), making a total of 45 selections representing 38 countries, including 30 fiction features, 15 documentaries, 19 debuts – amongst which the first films by high-profile actors Jonah Hill and Casey Affleck behind the camera (as well as in front of it in the latter's case) – 18 fully European (co-)productions, and 11 co-productions with non-European countries.

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Section head Paz Lázaro and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz hope that all of these works will make for a "controversial, political and provocative programme", where one important recurring theme is "breaking free" from oppression (or attempting to do so), be it from the family, religion, heteronormativity or the capitalist system. Other prominent motifs this year are cinematic (self-)discovery and artists’ portraits.

Amongst the newcomers are German directors Edward Berger (the celebrated helmer of Jack [+see also:
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, in competition in 2014) and Uli M Schüppel, also well known in the world of non-fiction. The opening film is Jenna Cato Bass's European-South African title Flatland [+see also:
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.

Here are the new additions to the Panorama 2019 line-up: 

All My Loving [+see also:
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 - Edward Berger (Germany)
The Breath [+see also:
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interview: Uli M Schueppel
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- Uli M Schüppel (Germany)
Flesh Out [+see also:
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 - Michela Occhipinti (Italy)
Beauty and Decay [+see also:
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 - Annekatrin Hendel (Germany) (documentary)
Searching Eva [+see also:
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interview: Pia Hellenthal, Eva Collé
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- Pia Hellenthal (Germany) (documentary)
System K [+see also:
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Renaud Barret (France) (documentary)
Staff Only [+see also:
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interview: Neus Ballús
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 - Neus Ballús (Spain/France)
Normal [+see also:
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 - Adele Tulli (Italy/Sweden) (documentary)
Stitches [+see also:
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interview: Miroslav Terzić
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 - Miroslav Terzić (Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Western Arabs [+see also:
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Omar Shargawi (Denmark/Netherlands) (documentary)
Talking About Trees [+see also:
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 - Suhaib Gasmelbari (France/Sudan/Germany/Chad/Qatar) (documentary)
A Dog Barking at the Moon [+see also:
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 - Xiang Zi (China/Spain)
Midnight Traveler [+see also:
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 - Hassan Fazili (USA/UK/Qatar/Canada) (documentary)
On the Starting Line [+see also:
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interview: Aldemar Matias
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 - Aldemar Matias (France/Cuba/Brazil) (documentary)
Brief Story from the Green Planet [+see also:
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 - Santiago Loza (Argentina/Germany/Brazil/Spain)
Divine Love [+see also:
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 - Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil/Uruguay/Chile/Denmark/Norway/Sweden)
BuoyancyRodd Rathjen (Australia)
Holy BeastsLaura Amelia Guzmán (Dominican Republic/Argentina/Mexico)

Lemebel - Joanna Reposi Garibaldi (Chile/Colombia) (documentary)
Light of My Life - Casey Affleck (USA)
Serendipity - Prune Nourry (USA) (documentary)
The Shadow PlayLou Ye (China)
Idol - Lee Su-jin (South Korea)

Previously announced titles:

Flatland [+see also:
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 - Jenna Bass (South Africa/Germany/Luxembourg) (opening film)
Dafne [+see also:
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 - Federico Bondi (Italy)
A Dog Called Money [+see also:
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 - Seamus Murphy (Ireland/UK) (documentary)
The Souvenir [+see also:
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 - Joanna Hogg (UK)
Hellhole [+see also:
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interview: Bas Devos
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 - Bas Devos (Belgium/Netherlands)
Selfie [+see also:
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 - Agostino Ferrente (France/Italy) (documentary)
Jessica Forever [+see also:
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 - Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France)
O Beautiful Night [+see also:
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interview: Xaver Böhm
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 - Xaver Böhm (Germany)
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea [+see also:
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 - Syllas Tzoumerkas (Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden)
Chained [+see also:
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interview: Yaron Shani
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 - Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany)
Tremors [+see also:
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interview: Jayro Bustamante
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 - Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France/Luxembourg)
Monos [+see also:
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 - Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Denmark/Sweden/Uruguay)
Shooting the Mafia [+see also:
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 - Kim Longinotto (Ireland/USA) (documentary)
Acid [+see also:
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 - 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)

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