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BERLIN 2019 Panorama

The first half of the Berlin Panorama selection is complete

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- With 22 titles representing 21 countries, including 14 world premieres and 13 European (co-)productions, the second-most-important section of the Berlinale is half complete

The first half of the Berlin Panorama selection is complete
Dafne by Federico Bondi

The first 22 titles selected for the Panorama section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019) have been announced by section director Paz Lázaro, and co-curator and programme manager Michael Stütz. This first batch of films, which represents half of the final selection of the second-most-important programme of the major German festival (and involves a total of 21 production countries), includes five documentaries, nine debuts, eight fully European (co-)productions, five co-productions involving EU countries and 14 films that will screen as world premieres.

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Amongst the highlights in this first series of films is Seamus Murphy's documentary on PJ Harvey; a movie by renowned British auteur Joanna Hogg, which unites Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor Swinton-Byrne in her first lead role; Oscar-nominated US actor Jonah Hill’s debut behind the camera; and a portrait of controversial film critic Pauline Kael and her influence on a male-dominated universe by Rob Garver, which includes the testimonies of such personalities as Sarah Jessica Parker, Quentin Tarantino, Alec Baldwin, David O Russell and Paul Schrader.

Here is the first half of the 2019 Panorama selection: 

Dafne [+see also:
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 - Federico Bondi (Italy)
A Dog Called Money [+see also:
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 - Seamus Murphy (Ireland/UK) (documentary)
The Souvenir - Joanna Hogg (UK)
Hellhole [+see also:
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 - Bas Devos (Belgium/Netherlands)
Selfie [+see also:
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- Agostino Ferrente (France/Italy) (documentary)
Jessica Forever [+see also:
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Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel (France)
O Beautiful Night [+see also:
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- Xaver Böhm (Germany)
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea [+see also:
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 - Syllas Tzoumerkas (Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden)
Flatland [+see also:
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 - Jenna Bass (South Africa/Germany/Luxembourg)
Chained [+see also:
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 - Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany)
Tremors [+see also:
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- Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France/Luxembourg)
Monos [+see also:
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Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Denmark/Sweden/Uruguay)
Shooting the Mafia [+see also:
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- Kim Longinotto (Ireland/USA) (documentary)
Acid - Alexander Gorchilin (Russia)
The Day After I'm Gone - Nimrod Eldar (Israel)
Greta - Armando Praça (Brazil)
Waiting for the Carnival - Marcelo Gomes (Brazil) (documentary)
Family Members - Mateo Bendesky (Argentina)
Mid90s - Jonah Hill (USA)
Skin - Guy Nattiv (USA)
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael - Rob Garver (USA) (documentary)
37 Seconds - HIKARI (Japan)

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