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BERLIN 2018

Berlinale Series presents its selection

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- Seven series from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway and the USA will be screened in the fourth edition of the section

Berlinale Series presents its selection
Danish TV series Liberty

The 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February) has announced the selection for its Berlinale Series section. Highly successful since its introduction in 2015, when it was born as the Berlinale Special Series programme, the section will now run under the new name (Berlinale Series) and move to a new venue, Zoo Palast, from the 2018 festival onwards. In 2015, the Berlinale was the first category-A festival worldwide to create an individual special programme for series within the official programme. Since then, acclaimed titles such as Better Call Saul, The Night Manager, False Flag and 4 Blocks have celebrated their world or international premieres in Berlin.

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This year's edition features long-awaited series such as Germany's Bad Banks (directed by Christian Schwochow, recently in the cinemas with Paula [+see also:
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), Norway's Home Ground (directed by Arild Andresen, whose last film Handle With Care [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Arild Andresen
film profile
]
was released last year) and Denmark's Liberty (directed by Sweden's Mikael Marcimain, well regarded since his break-out Call Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). The section is rounded off by two US series (AMC's The Terror, created by Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luca Guadagnino
film profile
]
writer David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, and directed by Germany's Edward Berger, who competed at Berlin in 2014 with Jack [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
; and Hulu's The Looming Tower, its new original series after the successful The Handmaid's Tale) and the TV adaptation of Peter Weir's 1975 Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock).

Here is the list of works screening in Berlinale Series:

Bad Banks (Germany/Luxembourg)
Director: Christian Schwochow / head writer: Oliver Kienle
Broadcaster: ZDF, ARTE

Home Ground (Norway)
Creator: Johan Fasting / director: Arild Andresen
Broadcaster: NRK

Liberty (Denmark)
Creator: Asger Leth / director: Mikael Marcimain
Broadcaster: DR

The Looming Tower (USA)
Creators: Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright / director: Alex Gibney / writer: Dan Futterman
Broadcaster: Amazon, Hulu (USA)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia) (episodes 1-3)
Director: Larysa Kondracki / writers: Beatrix Christian, Alice Addison
Broadcaster: Foxtel

Sleeping Bears (Israel)
Creator and director: Keren Margalit
Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting

The Terror (USA) (episodes 1-3)
Showrunners: David Kajganich, Soo Hugh
Director: Edward Berger
Broadcaster: AMC, AMC Networks International, Amazon World premiere

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