Berlin International Film Festival Announces Competition Lineup 2022 Monday morning Version, named 18 The film will compete for the coveted Golden Bear and Silver Bear 3rd Berlinale.
Berlinale Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian present a very international and artistic line-up, Focus on politically charged films.
In late supplement, Superpower, Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman on Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky’s documentary, Russia’s invasion of the country and the ongoing war, will have its world premiere in Berlin’s out-of-competition Berlinale special section. This document was produced for Vice Studios, Aldamisa Entertainment, and Fifth Season, and is sold worldwide by Fifth Season.
Berlin 2022, occurred during the Russian February invasion , will be mainly concentrated in Ukraine. Even the festival’s official crest will be in Ukrainian blue and yellow.
In the competition, German director Christian Petzold will commemorate his sixth entry in the Berlinale competition with
Afire (Roter Himmel).
Family Time , first full-length film from Finnish director Tia Kouvo also contributed to 2021 Encounters made an edit, with prolific South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, who made the novelist’s film
Introduction (Best Screenplay 2021), returns to Berlin with his latest work, In Water , also in Encounters.
The 70rd Berlinale, held in February -26, will open the world premiere, out of -competition, She came to me, a film written by director and screenwriter Rebecca Miller (Maggie’s Plan) Starring Peter Dinklage, a composer with writer’s block, and Anne Hathaway as His wife and former therapist. Damon Cardasis, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Rebecca Miller, Len Blavatnik and Hathaway produced the film, which was distributed by Protagonist Pictures and CAA Films in Berlin.
After the triumphant return of Cannes and Venice last year, all eyes will be on Berlin to see if the German film festival can successfully recover from COVID-era restrictions.
The performance of the festival and its accompanying industry event, the European Film Market (EFM), will be considered a barometer of the overall health of the independent industry. Even more than Cannes or Venice, Berlin is an arthouse-focused festival whose programming celebrates films that often lack the support of major studios and rely on a mosaic of global independent distributors for success.
“Almost every film needs the platform of a festival to have life,” Chatrian points out. “Indie films without festivals are in danger of disappearing.”