Berlin Festival Unveils First Generation Titles

Berlin International Film Festival
'A Colony'

Canadian drama 'A Colony' from director Genevieve Dulude-De Celles and 'Goldie,' starring model-turned-actress Slick Woods, are among the titles premiering in Berlin's sidebar of children and youth films.

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the first slate of titles for its 2019 Generation sidebar of children and youth movies.

Highlights of the 2019 lineup include the world premiere of Goldie, from director Sam de Jong, starring model/actress Slick Woods; the Canadian drama A Colony from director Genevieve Dulude-De Celles; Bulbul Can Sing from Indian director Rima Das; Makoto Nagahisa's debut feature We Are Little Zombies from Japan; and My Extraordinary Summer With Tess, a Dutch literary adaption from first-time director Steven Wouterlood.

The Generation section is one of Berlin's most popular, and best-attended, sidebars, with most screenings quickly selling out. The section is divided into Generation 14plus, for films targeting a teen audience, and Generation Kplus, for titles suitable for young children.

The 2019 Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Feb. 7 with the New York-set drama The Kindness of Strangers from Danish director Lone Scherfig, starring Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy. The 69th Berlinale runs Feb.7- 17.

The remainder of the Generation titles will be announced mid-January.

Here are all the Generation titles announced so far:

Generation 14plus

Bulbul Can Sing, dir. Rima Das (India)

Goldie, dir. Sam de Jong (USA)

House of Hummingbird, dir. Bora Kim (Republic of Korea)

Knives and Skin, dir. Jennifer Reeder (USA)

Stupid Young Heart, dir. Selma Vilhunen (Finland/Netherlands/Sweden)

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn (Canada / Norway)

The Crossing, dir. Bai Xue (People’s Republic of China)

We Are Little Zombies, dir. Makoto Nagahisa (Japan)

Generation Kplus

A Colony, dir. Genevieve Dulude-De Celles (Canada)

A First Farewell, dir. Wang Lina (People’s Republic of China)

Anbessa, dir. Mo Scarpelli (USA)

Baracoa, dir. Pablo Briones and The Moving Picture Boys (Switzerland/USA/Spain)

Daniel, dir. Marine Atlan (France)

Kinder, dir. Nina Wesemann (Germany)

Lotte and the Lost Dragons, dir. Janno Poldma, Heiki Ernits (Estonia/Latvia)

My Extraordinary Summer with Tess, dir. Steven Wouterlood (Netherlands/Germany)