Hyphenates top Panorama list


MUNICH, Germany -- The latest efforts from actor-directors Antonio Banderas, Steve Buscemi and Julie Delpy as well as new films from Hal Hartley and E.J. Yong highlight the arthouse-focused Panorama section at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, sidebar organizers said Thursday.

All the films screening in the Panorama's Main Program, Panorama Special and the Panorama Dokumente will be either European or world premieres, according to organizers.

The selection committee viewed a record number of entries and visited Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe to search for films for the sidebar. More than half of the works for the three subsections of the Panorama have been chosen. The full program will be announced at the end of the month, and a partial slate for the Panorama Dokumente will be announced soon.

The films confirmed thus far for the Main Program and the Panorama Special are "La Leon" by Santiago Otheguy (Argentina/France); "A casa de Alice" (Alice's House) by Chico Teixeira (Brazil); "Ferien" (Vacation) by Thomas Arslan (Germany); "Fay Grim" by Hartley (Germany/USA); "Anna M." by Michel Spinosa (France); "Lady Chatterley" by Pascale Ferran (France/Belgium); "Deux jours a Paris" (Two Days in Paris) by Delpy (France/Germany); "The Bubble" by Eytan Fox (Israel); "Dasepo Sonyeo" (Dasepo Naughty Girls) by Yong (South Korea); "Haebyuneui Yoein" (Woman on the Beach) by Hong Sangsoo (South Korea); "Hu-hwae-ha-ji An-ah" (No Regret) Leesong Hee-il (South Korea); "Nar Morkret Faller" (When Darkness Falls) by Anders Nilsson (Sweden/Germany); "El Camino de los Ingleses" (Summer Rain) by Banderas (Spain/U.K.); "Ci-Qing" (Spider Lilies) by Zero Chou (Taiwan); "Takva" (Takva -- A Man's Fear of God) by Ozer Kiziltan (Turkey/Germany); "Teeth" by Mitchell Lichtenstein (USA); and "Interview" by Buscemi (USA/Netherlands).