The Berlin Film Festival is now less than a month away and more of the sections are coming into focus. The Panorama sidebar has now confirmed 30 titles including six documentaries in the Panorama Dokumente category. The Panorama Special will open on February 12, at the recently renovated Zoo Palast with Daniel Burman’s El Rey Del Once (The Tenth Man) from Argentina and the previously announced War On Everyone by John Michael McDonagh. Also in the lineup is the international premiere of James Schamus’ directing debut Indignation with Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon. That Panorama drama will world premiere in Sundance as will Andrew Neel’s Goat, written by Neel and Mike Roberts and starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas and James Franco. Franco produced the Panorama selection with Christine Vachon who will also receive a special Teddy Award in Berlin this year.
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In its world premiere, Wayne Wang’s While The Women Are Sleeping comes from Japan and stars Takeshi Kitano (credited as Beat Takeshi). He plays a Japanese author on holiday, whose ability to write comes and goes with the somnambular kisses of his muse. Wang was last in Berlin with comeptition films Smoke and Blue In The Face in 1995.
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Notable in the documentary lineup, Aaron Brookner helms Uncle Howard, a look at the late filmmaker Howard Brookner with the participation of Madonna, Jim Jarmusch, Tom DiCillo and Frédéric Mitterand. That’s also getting a Sundance berth.
The full list of titles announced today is below:
Dir: Tobias Nölle
El Rey Del Once (The Tenth Man)
Dir: Daniel Burman
Dir: Andrew Neel
Grüße Sus Fukushima (Fukushima, Mon Amour)
Dir: Doris Dörrie
Dir: James Schamus
Dir: Piotr J. Lewandowski
Dir: Händl Klaus
La Helada Negra (The Black Frost)
Dir: Maximiliano Schonfeld
Dir: Reza Dormishian
U.S. (Cross-Section Generation)
Dir: Ira Sachs
Ranenyy Angel (The Wounded Angel)
Dir: Emir Baigazin
While The Women Are Sleeping
Dir: Wayne Wang
Der Ost-Komplex (The GDR Complex)
Dir: Jochen Hick
Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures
Dirs: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Dir: Mantas Kvedaravicius
Dir: Aaron Brookner
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