Berlin unveils Panorama lineup

Sidebar includes 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll'

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BERLIN -- Brit director Mat Whitecross, who shook up the Berlin film festival with his last two documentaries, "The Shock Doctrine" (2009) and "Road to Guantanamo" (2006) is returning this year with "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," a biopic of British punk icon Ian Dury starring Andy Serkis.

"Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" is certain to be one of the highlights of this year's Panorama lineup, which was announced Friday.

Other returning veterans include French filmmakers Jacques Martineau and Olivier Ducastel, whose new drama "Family Tree" will have its world premiere in Berlin; Hong Kong helmer Skud, coming to town with "Amphetamine" and Austrian director Peter Kern, whose "Initiation" looks at the relationship between an octogenarian and a 16-year-old boy.

Art and gay cinema have always had pride of place at the Panorama, and are well represented in the 2010 lineup. Panorama's non-fiction section, the Dokumente, includes "Waste Land," Lucy Walker's portrait of artist Vik Muniz and her work with Brazilian garbage pickers; Crayton Robey's "Making the Boys," a look at 40 years of the gay rights movement and "Beautiful Darling," James Rasin's look at former Andy Warhol "superstar" Candy Darling.

The 60th Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb. 11-21.

Berlin Panorama Lineup 2010:

"Amphetamine," Scud, Hongkong, China
"Besouro," Joao Daniel Tikhomiroff, Brazil
"Initiation," Peter Kern, Austria
"l mal ajeno," Oskar Santos, Spain
"Golden Slumber," Yoshihiro Nakamura, Japan
"Just Another Love Story," Kaushik Ganguly, Rituparno Ghosh, India
"Kawasaki's Rose," Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic
"Kosmos," Reha Erdem, Turkey/Bulgaria
"Family Tree," Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau, France
"Born To Suffer," Miguel Albaladejo, Spain
"Parade," Isao Yukisada, Japan
"Phobidilia," Doron Paz, Yoav Paz, Israel
"Going South," Sebastien Lifshitz, France
"It's Your Fault," Anahi Berneri, Argentina/France
"Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," Mat Whitecross, U.K.
"Son Of Babylon," Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq/UK/France/United Arab Emirates
"The Man Who Sold The World," Swel Noury, Imad Noury, Morocco
"The Actresses," E J-Yong, Republic of Korea

Panorama Dokumente 2010:

"All My Tumbler Girls Or All About Women Who Dare To...," Lothar Lambert, Germany
"Beautiful Darling: The Life And Times Of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar," James Rasin, USA
"Gay Days," Yair Qedar, Israel
"Making The Boys," Crayton Robey, USA
"Postcard To Daddy," Michael Stock, Germany
"Waste Land," Lucy Walker, co-directors: Joao Jardim, Karen Harley, U.K./Brazil
"Lullaby," Tamara Trampe, Johann Feindt, Germany
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