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BERLIN 2016 Panorama

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Berlin’s entire Panorama section unveiled

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- The Berlinale’s second most popular section is hosting 51 films from 33 countries: 34 fictions, including 19 European (co-)productions, and 17 documentaries, 14 of which are European (co-)productions

Berlin’s entire Panorama section unveiled
Shelley by Ali Abbasi

The programme of the Panorama section of the 66th Berlin Film Festival (11-21 February 2016) is now complete. In total, the second most popular section of the great German rendezvous will host 51 films hailing from 33 countries: 34 fictions (split between the main programme and the special screenings), including 13 European productions and six co-productions with other countries, plus 17 documentaries, eight of which are European productions and six are co-productions. Added to these are the 17 titles selected as part of the 30th anniversary of the Teddy Award, for films that tackle LGBT themes. 

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Thirty-three of these 51 films will have their world premieres, nine their international premieres and nine their European premieres.

Among the new titles selected is the latest film by a Berlin regular: Rachid Bouchareb (in competition in 2009 with London River [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which received two prizes, and again in 2014 with Two Men in Town [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), who will present Road to Istanbul [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, about a Belgian mother in search of her daughter, who has left to join the Jihad in Syria.

The Panorama’s main programme will be opened by the Czech drama I, Olga Hepnarova [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
film profile
]
by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda (read the article), while the Panorama Documentaries sidebar will get under way with the screening of the German-Swiss co-production Europe, She Loves [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Gassmann
film profile
]
.

Fiction films selected for the Panorama 2016 (main section and special screenings)

New selections:

Road to Istanbul [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria/France/Belgium)
Shelley [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Ali Abbasi (Denmark/Sweden)
All of a Sudden [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aslı Özge
film profile
]
- Aslı Özge (Germany/the Netherlands/France)
Shepherds and Butchers [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Oliver Schmitz (South Africa/USA/Germany)
Time Was Endless [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Sergio Andrade and Fabio Baldo (Brazil/Germany)
Don’t Call Me Son - Anna Muylaert (Brazil)
Much Ado About Nothing [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Alejandro Fernandez Almendras (Chile)
You'll Never Be Alone - Alex Anwandter (Chile)
Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja (The Bacchus Lady) - E J-yong (Korea)
San Fu Tian (Dog Days) - Jordan Schiele (Hong Kong/China)

Titles already announced:

Paris 05:59 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (France)
The First, the Last [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile
]
- Bouli Lanners (France/Belgium)
I, Olga Hepnarová [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
film profile
]
Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda (Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia/France)
On the Other Side [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tihana Lazovic
interview: Zrinko Ogresta
film profile
]
- Zrinko Ogresta (Croatia/Serbia)
War on Everyone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - John Michael McDonagh (UK)
The Ones Below [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- David Farr (UK)
Remainder [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Omer Fast (UK/Germany)
Aloys [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tobias Nölle
film profile
]
- Tobias Nölle (Switzerland/France)
Fukushima, mon Amour [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Doris Dörrie (Germany)
Jonathan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Piotr J Lewandowski (Germany)
Tomcat [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Kater) - Händl Klaus (Austria)
The Wounded Angel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan/France/Germany)
Junction 48 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Udi Aloni (Israel/Germany/USA)
Sand Storm [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Elite Zexer (Israel/France)
Starve Your Dog - Hicham Lasri (Morocco)
Nakom - Kelly Daniela Norris (Ghana/USA)
Maggie's Plan - Rebecca Miller (USA)
The Tenth Man - Daniel Burman (Argentina)
The Black Frost - Maximiliano Schonfeld (Argentina)
Lantouri - Reza Dormishian (Iran)
Goat - Andrew Neel (USA)
Indignation - James Schamus (USA)
While the Women Are Sleeping - Wayne Wang (Japan)
Little Men - Ira Sachs (USA), shared with the Generation section

Documentary films for the Panorama 2016

New selections:

Brothers of the Night [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Patric Chiha (Austria)
Europe, She Loves [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Gassmann
film profile
]
 - Jan Gassmann (Switzerland/Germany)
Zona Norte [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Monika Treut (Germany)
Inside the Chinese Closet [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Sophia Luvarà (the Netherlands)
Strike a Pose [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan (the Netherlands)
The Lovers and the Despot [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Rob Cannan and Ross Adam (UK)
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann and Alexander Bodin Saphir (Israel/UK)
Kiki [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Sara Jordenö (Sweden/USA)
Curumim - Marcos Prado (Brazil)
WEEKENDS - Lee Dong-ha (Korea)
Wu Tu (My Land)- Fan Jian (China)

Titles already announced:

The GDR Complex [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Jochen Hick (Germany)
Mariupolis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mantas Kvedaravicius
film profile
]
 - Mantas Kvedaravicius (Lithuania/Germany/France/Ukraine)
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (USA/Germany) 
Uncle Howard [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 -
Aaron Brookner (UK/USA)
Don't Blink - Robert Frank [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Laura Israel (USA/France)
Hotel Dallas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang (USA/Romania)

(Translated from French)

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