Berlin: Panorama Lineup Complete, Adds 'Call Me By Your Name'
Luca Guadagnino 's Sundance hit joins new films from Cate Shortland and Erik Poppe in Berlin's premiere sidebar.
The Berlin film festival has completed its lineup for Panorama, its primary sidebar, adding a further 24 titles, including Sundance hit Call Me by Your Name, the gay love story from A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino.
The 2017 Panorama will also have a strong focus on China and Brazil, with three new art house titles from the Middle Kingdom world premiering in Berlin alongside a quartet of Brazilian films.
The Chinese premieres include Hu Jia's love story The Taste of Betel Nut; Yang Heng's Ghost in the Mountains and Ciao Ciao, a drama from director Song Chuan set in the Chinese highlands. From Brazil, Lais Bodanzky's Just Like Our Parents and Savio Leite's Venus – Filly the Lesbian Little Fairy join the two Brazilian films previously picked for the Panorama lineup: Julia Murat's Pendular and Vazante from director Daniela Thomas.
But the 2017 Panorama lineup, like every year, is truly global, with highlights including the psycho thriller Berlin Syndrome by Australian director Cate Shortland (Lore); Erik Poppe's period drama The King's Choice, which was shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar this year; and One Thousand Ropes, a mythic drama from Samoan director Tusi Tamasese (The Orator).
The 2017 Berlin Film Festival runs Feb. 9-19.