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The Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled its first selection of titles for the 2019 edition, announcing 22 features that will screen in the sidebar.
The 17 features and five documentary titles are a mix of international art house and politically themed dramas that has come to exemplify Panorama.
Highlights include Mid90s, Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill’s directorial debut; Guy Nattiv’s neo-Nazi drama Skin, starring Jamie Bell; and A Dog Called Money, a documentary from award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy on seminal British pop musician PJ Harvey. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, Rob Garver’s doc about the legendary New Yorker film critic, will have its European premiere in the Panorama section, as will The Souvenir, a period drama from Archipelago director Joanna Hogg and which features the mother-daughter acting duo of Tilda Swinton and first-timer Honor Swinton-Byrne.
A total of 14 of the films will celebrate their world premieres in Berlin, including 37 Seconds from Japanese first-timer Hikari; Federico Bondi’s Italian drama Dafne; and Flatland, a South African road movie from filmmaker Jenna Bass.
Panorama director Paz Lazaro and co-curator and program manager Michael Stutz will unveil the remaining titles for the sidebar in the coming weeks.
The 2019 Berlin International Film Festival is set to run Feb. 7-17.
The films selected for the 2019 Panorama sidebar so far are below.
37 Seconds, dir. Hikari (Japan)
Dafne, dir. Federico Bondi (Italy)
The Day After I’m Gone, dir. Nimrod Eldar (Israel)
A Dog Called Money, dir. Seamus Murphy (Ireland/U.K.)
Waiting for the Carnival, dir. Marcelo Gomes (Brazil)
Chained, dir. Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany)
Flatland, dir. Jenna Bass (South Africa/Germany/Luxembourg)
Greta, dir.Armando Praca (Brazil)
Hellhole, dir. Bas Devos (Belgium/Netherlands)
Jessica Forever, dir. Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France)
Kislota (Acid), dir. Alexander Gorchilin (Russian Federation)
Mid90s, dir. Jonah Hill (USA)
Family Members, dir. Mateo Bendesky (Argentina)
Monos, dir. Alejandro Landes (Columbia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Denmark/Sweden/Uruguay)
O Beautiful Night, dir. Xaver Bohm (Germany)
Selfie, dir. Agostino Ferrente (France / Italy)
Shooting the Mafia, Kim Longinotto (Ireland/USA)
Skin, dir. Guy Nattiv (USA)
The Souvenir, dir. Joanna Hogg (U.K.)
Tremors, dir. Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France/Luxembourg)
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea, dir. Syllas Tzoumerkas (Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden)
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, dir. Rob Garver (USA)
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