berlinaleofficialposterThe Berlin Film Festival isn’t kidding this week, completing section lineups in rapid succession. The latest is the Panorama sidebar that now has 24 world premieres out of 36 films from 29 countries. In today’s announement, organizers singled out what they call “one of this year’s most astonishing debuts” from 21-year-old Chinese director Zhou Hao. His film, Ye, is “reminiscent of love is strangeFassbinder, Genet or Wong Kar Wai,” the fest says. Opening Panorama’s main program on February 6 is Vietnamese sci-fi pic Nước (2030) by Nghiêm-Minh Nguyễn-Võ. As previously announced, Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent opens Panorama Special the next day when Ira Sachs will also present his latest work, Love Is Strange, with Alfred Molina, John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei; the film is premiering in Sundance. The Panorama section last year included Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown which was nominated for a Foreign Language Oscar yesterday. The list of previously announced Panorama titles is here, and below are today’s additions:

Related: Berlinale Special Lineup: ‘A Long Way Down’, ‘The Two Faces Of January’

Asabani Nistam! (I’m Not Angry!) – Iran
by Reza Dormishian
With Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Reza Behboudi, Misagh Zare, Bahram Afshari
International Premiere

Blind – Norway / Netherlands
by Eskil Vogt
With Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt
European Premiere

Difret – Ethopia
by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
With Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere
European Premiere

Fieber (Fever) – Luxembourg / Austria
By Elfi Mikesch
With Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso, Nicole Max, Sascha Ley
World Premiere

Güeros – Mexico
By Alonso Ruízpalacios
With Ilse Salas
World Premiere

Highway – India
By Imtiaz Ali
With Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt
World Premeire

Ieji (Homeland) – Japan
By Nao Kubota
With Kenichi Matsuyama, Yuko Tanaka, Sakura Ando, Takashi Yamanaka, Seiyo Uchino
World Premiere

In Grazia Di Dio – Italy
By Edoardo Winspeare
With Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Barbara De Matteis, Anna Boccadamo, Gustavo Caputo
World Premiere

Love Is Strange – USA
By Ira Sachs
With John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson
International Premiere

Mo Jing (That Demon Within) – Hong Kong, China
By Dante Lam
With Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung
World Premiere

Na Kathese Ke Na Kitas (Standing Aside, Watching) – Greece
By Yorgos Servetas
With Marina Symeou, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Yorgos Kafetzopoulos, Nikos Georgakis
European Premiere

Night Flight – Republic of Korea
By LeeSong Hee-il
With Lee Jae-jun, Kwak Shi-yang
World Premiere

Nước (2030) – Vietnam
By Nghiêm-Minh Nguyễn-Võ
With Quỳnh Hoa, Quý Bình, Thạch Kim Long, Hoàng Trần Minh Đức, Hoàng Phi
World Premiere

Patardzlebi (Brides) – Georgia / France
By Tinatin Kajrishvili
With Mari Kitia, Giorgi Maskharashvili
World Premiere

Risse Im Beton (Cracks In Concrete) – Austria
By Umut Dağ
With Murathan Muslu, Alechan Tagaev, Mehmet Ali Salman, Erdem Turkoglu, Ivan Kriznjak
World Premiere

The Midnight After – Hong Kong, China
By Fruit Chan
With Wong You-nam, Simon Yam, Kara Hui, Janice Man, Suet Lam
World Premiere

Viharsarok (Land Of Storms) – Hungary
By Adam Császi
With Andras Sütő, Ádám Varga, Sebastian Urzendowsky
World Premiere

YE (The Night) – People’s Republic of China
By Hao Zhou
With Zhou Hao, Liu Xiao Xiao, Li Jin Kang, Zhou Feng Qi
World Premiere