Berlin: Michel Gondry's Noam Chomsky Doc Takes Panorama Slot

Michel Gondry
Fabrizio Maltese

During his shoot, Gondry had a coffee and croissant delivered to the Residence Grand Hotel rooftop. His new drama, "The We and the I," focuses on a group of high school students in the South Bronx. The actors were found via a workshop process with kids from Bronx-based community arts program The Point.

The festival's high-profile documentary section picks its final additions to a 16-strong lineup with 10 world debuts planned.

Michel Gondry's Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, a documentary of his impressions from a series of talks with American linguist Noam Chomsky, is among the titles rounding out the Panorama Documentary section during the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.

Section organizers also said on Wednesday that the doc lineup would also include British entry 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

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Billed as a densely poetic portrait of Australian musician, author and actor Nick Cave, the movie will mark its European debut in Berlin after unspooling at Sundance.

For the 20th anniversary of the death of maverick artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, and in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Berlinale Classics, the Panorama will also screen Jarman’s debut film, Sebastiane -- in a new 2K digital version, remastered from the original camera negative by the BFI National Archive.

This year’s Panorama Documentary section includes 16 films and opens with the world premiere of the Dutch co-production The Last Hijack by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting. The film depicts what motivates piracy in Somalia.

Another World, a film by U.S. filmmakers Rebecca Chaiklin and Fisher Stevens about the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, will also screen.