Idris Elba's 'Yardie' Heading to Berlin as Festival Completes Panorama Lineup

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'Yardie'

New films from Kim Ki-duk and Ursula Meier are among the highlights of the festival sidebar.

Yardie, Idris Elba's directorial debut; Human, Space, Time and Human, from Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk; and Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind from French-Swiss director Ursula Meier (Sister) are among the highlights of the Panorama selection for the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.

Panorama unveiled its full lineup Thursday. It will feature 47 films from 40 countries, including 37 world premieres.

River's Edge, a Japanese comedy from director Isao Yukisada (Parade) will open the Panorama sidebar Feb. 15, with the Panorama Special kicking off Feb. 16 with the world premiere of refugee drama Styx from German director Wolfgang Fischer.



Politics again plays a major role in many of this year's Panorama titles, which include Czech director Jan Gebert's documentary When the War Comes, which looks at the global rise of extremist nationalism; Arpad Bogdan's drama Genesis, an examination of a series of attacks on native Roma in Hungary; and The Silence of Others, a doc produced by Pedro Almodovar, which follows the pursuit of those who committed crimes during the Franco dictatorship in Spain. 

The 2018 Berlin Film Festival runs Feb. 15-Feb. 25. Check out the full Panorama lineup below.

2018 Panorama Lineup
A Paris Education dir Jean Paul Civeyrac
World premiere

Boys Cry dir Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo
World premiere

Central Airport THF dir Karim Ainouz
Documentary
World premiere

Ex Shaman dir Luiz Bolognesi
Documentary
World Premiere

Family Life dir Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Documentary
World premiere

Foreboding dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa
European premiere

Game Girls dir Alina Skrzeszewska
Documentary

World premiere
Garbage dir Q
World premiere

Generation Wealth dir Lauren Greenfield
Documentary
International premiere

Genesis dir Arpad Bogdan
World premiere

Girls Always Happy dir Yang Mingming
World premiere

Hard Paint dir Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher
World premiere

Horizon dir Tinatin Kajrishvili
World premiere

Hotel Jugoslavija dir Nicolas Wagnières
Documentary
European premiere

Human, Space, Time and Human dir Kim Ki-duk
World premiere

Invasion dir Shahram Mokri
International premiere

I See Red People dir Bojina Panayotova
Documentary
World premiere

Jibril dir Henrika Kull
World premiere

Kinshasa Makambo dir Dieudo Hamadi
Documentary
World premiere

Land dir Babak Jalali
World premiere

L'Animale dir Katharina Muckstein
World premiere

Lemonade dir Ioana Uricaru
World premiere

Malambo, the Good Man dir Santiago Loza
World premiere

Marilyn dir Martin Rodriguez Redondo
World premiere

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. dir Steve Loveridge
Documentary
International premiere

Obscuro Barroco dir Evangelia Kranioti
Documentary
World premiere

Partisan dir Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert, Adama Ulrich
Documentary
World premiere

Profile dir Timur Bekmambetov
World premiere

River's Edge dir Isao Yukisada
International premiere

Shakedown dir Leilah Weinraub
Documentary
World premiere

Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind dir Ursula Meier
International premiere

Shock Waves - First Name: Mathieu dir Lionel Baier
International premiere

Shut Up and Play the Piano dir Philipp Jedicke
Documentary
World premiere

Styx dir Wolfgang Fischer
World premiere

Sunday's Illness dir Ramón Salazar
World premiere

That Summer dir Goran Hugo Olsson
Documentary
European premiere

The Omission dir Sebastian Schjaer
World premiere

The Silence of Others dir Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar
Documentary
World premiere

The Silk and the Flame dir Jordan Schiele
Documentary
World premiere

The Trial dir Maria Ramos
Documentary
World premiere

Thirty Souls dir Diana Toucedo
World premiere

Tranny Fag dir Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
Documentary
World premiere

What Comes Around dir Reem Saleh
Documentary
World premiere

When the War Comes dir Jan Gebert
Documentary
World premiere

When the Trees Fall dir Marysia Nikitiuk
World premiere

Xiao Mei dir Maren Hwang
World premiere

Yardie dir Idris Elba
European premiere