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BERLINALE 2022 Forum

The Berlinale announces its Forum titles, praising the inventiveness of the filmmakers

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- Twenty-seven films have been chosen for the main programme of the section, including Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal’s We Haven’t Lost Our Way, and Rewind and Play by Alain Gomis

The Berlinale announces its Forum titles, praising the inventiveness of the filmmakers
Striking Land by Raul Domingues (© Oublaum Filmes)

The selection of the Berlinale’s Forum (10-20 February) is now complete, with its main programme comprising 27 titles. Alongside these films, the audience will also be invited to discover Forum Special, further exploring the “Fiktionsbescheinigung” series devoted to the question of how culture and cinema are related to society and racism.

Apart from We Haven’t Lost Our Way [+see also:
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by Polish artworld power couple Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal and L'état et moi [+see also:
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by Max Linz, starring Sophie Rois and Jeremy Mockridge, Portugal will be represented by two co-productions (Dry Ground Burning [+see also:
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by Adirley Queirós and The Kegelstatt Trio [+see also:
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by Rita Azevedo Gomes) as well as Jorge Jácome’s Super Natural [+see also:
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and Raul DominguesStriking Land [+see also:
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, where “the camera scours the ground, taking in furrows, water channels or seedlings. This may be no rural idyll, but such precise observation of matter exerts a hypnotic pull,” it was written in the festival’s statement.

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While Alain Gomis – who previously showed Félicité [+see also:
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at the festival – will focus on archival exploration in Rewind and Play [+see also:
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interview: Alain Gomis
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, some of the selection’s themes include an attempt to find contemporary forms of political cinema and, predictably, the pandemic, which surprised director Constantin Wulff when shooting For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour [+see also:
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. His documentary records the happenings at the Wiener Arbeiterkammer, an institution born of social democracy that offers legal support for employees – until he ends up setting his sights on how the institution itself functions as an employer.

“The selection process for the 52nd Berlinale Forum made one thing very clear: however much the pandemic may have paralysed life in our societies, filmmakers worldwide have lost none of their inventiveness or artistic desire,” it was stated.

The complete list of titles of the main section (including the previously announced ones - see the news) is as follows:

A Flower in the Mouth [+see also:
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- Éric Baudelaire (France/Germany/South Korea)
Afterwater
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- Dane Komljen (Germany/Spain/South Korea/Serbia)
Camouflage - Jonathan Perel (Argentina)
Dry Ground Burning [+see also:
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- Adirley Queirós, Joana Pimenta (Brazil/Portugal)
Europe [+see also:
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interview: Philip Scheffner and Merle …
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- Philip Scheffner (Germany/France)
For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour [+see also:
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- Constantin Wulff (Austria)
Geographies of Solitude - Jacquelyn Mills (Canada)
Happer’s Comet - Tyler Taormina (USA)
Hot in Day, Cold at Night - Park Song-yeol (South Korea)
Jet Lag [+see also:
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- Zheng Lu Xinyuan (Switzerland/Austria)
L'état et moi [+see also:
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interview: Max Linz
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- Max Linz (Germany)
Memoryland [+see also:
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- Kim Quy Bui (Vietnam/Germany)
My Two Voices - Lina Rodriguez (Canada)
Nuclear Family - Erin Wilkerson, Travis Wilkerson (USA/Singapore)
Poet - Darezhan Omirbayev (Kazakhstan)
Rewind and Play [+see also:
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interview: Alain Gomis
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- Alain Gomis (Germany/France)
Scala - Ananta Thitanat (Thailand)
Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day? [+see also:
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- Mohammad Shawky Hassan (Egypt/Lebanon/Germany)
Striking Land [+see also:
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interview: Raul Domingues
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- Raul Domingues (Portugal)
Super Natural [+see also:
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- Jorge Jácome (Portugal)
Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter - Gustavo Vinagre (Brazil)
The Kegelstatt Trio [+see also:
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- Rita Azevedo Gomes (Portugal/Spain)
The Middle Ages - Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña (Argentina)
The United States of America - James Benning (USA)
The Veteran - Jeronimo Rodriguez (Chile)
This House - Miryam Charleswith, Schelby Jean-Baptiste, Florence Blain Mbaye, Eve Duranceau (Canada)
We Haven’t Lost Our Way [+see also:
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- Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland)

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