Berlin Adds to Panorama Lineup
Killer Films founder Christine Vachon will be honored during the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 11-21.
The lineup for the 2016 Berlin Panorama, the Berlin International Film Festival's main sidebar section, is nearing completion.
The fest on Thursday announced a series of films that will screen in this year's Panorama section, including James Schamus' Indignation, the directorial debut from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Brokeback Mountain and former Focus Features president, and El Rey del Once (The Tenth Man) from Argentine director Daniel Burman, which will open the Panorama Special section. Other highlights include While the Woman Are Sleeping from director Wayne Wang, who won the Berlin Silver Bear with Smoke in 1995; and Fukushima, Mon Amour, the latest German-Japanese drama from director Doris Dorrie, whose last appeared in Berlin's competition lineup with Cherry Blossoms in 2008.
Organizers also revealed that Killer Films founder Christine Vachon, who has been producing movies for over 20 years, will be honored with a special Teddy Award. She will be a guest of the Queer Academy Summit and present, as part of the Teddy30 anniversary program, the Killer Films production Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell, which won the Teddy Award in 2001.
"With 30 films confirmed to date, of which 24 are fictional and six will run in Panorama Dokumente, two-thirds of this year’s Panorama has now been announced," said organizers. "An extra 17 works will screen in the Teddy30 anniversary program. The entire program will be finalized in the coming days."
The fest previously announced around a dozen Panorama titles, including Rebecca Miller's drama Maggie's Plan, starring Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke; John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone with Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard; and Remainder, Omer Fast's adaptation of the critically hailed Tom McCarthy novel of the same name, starring Tom Sturridge.
This year also will mark the 30th anniversary of the Teddy, the Panorama section's gay cinema award, and in tribute, the Berlin festival will screen a series of feature films and documentaries key to gay cinema and the gay rights movement, including 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, Isaac Julien's 1989 Teddy winner Looking for Langston and a recently restored version of Different From Others, the 1919 German drama believed to be the first gay film in cinema history.
Here is the current list of titles screening in the 2016 Panorama titles before the latest additions:
Aloys, dir. Tobias Nolle
Fukushima, mon Amour, dir. Doris Dorrie
Goat, dir. Andrew Neel
Indignation, dir. James Schamus
I, Olga Hepnarova dir. Tomas Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Junction 48, dir. Udi Aloni
Jonathan, dir. Piotr J. Lewandow
Lantouri, dir. Reza Dormishian
Little Men, dir. Ira Sachs
Maggie's Plan, dir. Rebecca Miller
Nakom, dir. Kelly Daniela Norris, TW Pittman
On the Other Side, dir. Zrinko Ogresta
Paris, 05:59 dir. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Remainder, dir. Omer Fast
Starve Your Dog, dir. Hicham Lasri
Sand Storm, dir. Elite Zexer
The Black Frost, dir. Maximiliano Schonfeld
The First, the Last dir. Bouli Lanners
The Ones Below, dir. David Farr
The Tenth Man, dir. Daniel Burman
The Wounded Angel, dir. Emir Baigazin
Tomcat, dir. Handl Klaus
War on Everyone, dir. John Michael McDonagh
Don't Blink — Robert Frank, dir. Laura Israel
Hotel Dallas, dir. Livia Ungur, Sherng-Lee Huang
The GDR Complex, dir. Jochen Hick
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, dir. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Mariupolis, dir. Mantas Kvedaravicius
Uncle Howard, dir. Aaron Brookner
While the Women Are Sleeping, dir. Wayne Wang
1 Berlin-Harlem, dir. Lothar Lambert, Wolfram Zobus
Different From the Others, dir. Richard Oswald
Before Stonewall, dir. Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg
The Enchantment of the Blue Sailors, dir. Ulrike Ottinger
The Meadow of Things, dir. Heinz Emigholz
Gendernauts — A Journey Through Shifting Identities, dir. Monika Treut
I, You, He, She, dir. Chantal Akerman
Looking for Langston, dir. Isaac Julien
Hide and Seek, dir. Dan Wolman
Marble Ass, dir. Zelimir Zilnik
Nitrate Kisses, dir. Barbara Hammer
The Watermelon Woman, dir. Cheryl Dunye
Tongues Untied, dir.
A Whole Night, dir. Chantal Akerman
In a Glass Cage, dir. Agustí Vilaronga