Berlin Forum Lines Up 26 World Premieres, Films Starring Melissa Leo, Paul Dano

The Berlin Film Festival has announced titles for its Forum program next month including 26 world premieres and 8 international premieres. Among the group is the latest from La Zona director Rodrigo Plá, the Melissa Leo-starrer Francine and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen with Paul Dano. According to the festival, the sidebar will be marked by films showcasing differing life plans, generational conflicts and the ambivalence of so-called progress. The main program list follows:

Al Juma Al Akheira (The Last Friday)
By Yahya Alabdallah, Jordan/United Arab Emirates
International Premiere

Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank)
By Marlon N. Rivera, The Philippines

By Axel Petersén, Sweden

Bagrut Lochamim (Soldier/Citizen)
By Silvina Landsmann, Israel
World Premiere

By Denis Côté, Canada/France

Beziehungsweisen (Negotiating Love)
By Calle Overweg, Germany
World Premiere

La Demora (The Wait)
By Rodrigo Plá, Uruguay/Mexico/France
World Premiere (more…)

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