Berlin Film Fest Unveils First Generation Titles

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'Unicorn' by Brazilian director Eduardo Nunes will have its international debut in Berlin.

New features by Germany's Hans Weingartner and Dutch director Nanouk Leopold are among the titles picked for Berlin's youth and children's film sidebar.

The Berlin Film Festival has announced the first 16 titles to screen next year in its Generation sidebar of youth and children's films.

The lineup includes several world premieres, among them 303, a road movie from German director Hans Weingartner (The Edukators) and Cobain, the latest from Dutch director Nanouk Leopold (Brownian Movement), which follows a 15-year-old boy on his search for his self-destructive mother.

The 2018 Generation also includes several debuts, among them The Pigeon, from Turkish director Banu Sivaci; Denmark from director Kasper Rune Larsen; and Red Cow, the feature debut of Israeli filmmaker Tsivia Barkai.

The Generation section is divided into the Kplus lineup of children's films and the 14plus section for features more suitable for a teen audience. The full Generation line-up will be announced in mid-January.

Here are the first 16 Generation titles:

Generation 14plus

By Hans Weingartner
World premiere

Netherlands / Belgium / Germany
By Nanouk Leopold
World premier

By Kasper Rune Larsen
International premiere

The Pigeon
By Banu Sıvacı
World premiere

By Pascal Plante
International premiere

Red Cow
By Tsivia Barkai
World premiere

By Eduardo Nunes
International premiere

Virus Tropical
Columbia / France
By Santiago Caicedo
European premiere

Generation Kplus

Cleo & Paul
By Stephane Demoustier
World premiere

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear
By Philip Einstein Lipski, Amalie Næsby Fick, Jorgen Lerdam
International premiere

My Giraffe
Netherlands / Belgium / Germany
By Barbara Bredero
International premiere

El dia que resistia
Argentina / France
By Alessia Chiesa
World premiere

Gordon and Paddy
By Linda Hamback
International premiere

Cross My Heart
By Luc Picard
European premiere

The Seen and Unseen
Indonesia / Netherlands / Australia / Qatar
By Kamila Andini
European premiere

Supa Modo
Germany / Kenya
By Likarion Wainaina
World premiere