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Sean Penn's Ukrainian Doctor Out of Competition at Berlin Film Festival

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).


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Petzold’s last feature film Undine'Afire' Won the FIPRESCI Critics Award at Berlinale, He won the Best Director Silver Bear Award 2020 for Ba Barra . His latest restructuring Petzold with his Undine and Transit Star Paula Beer stars in an intimate drama about four young people vacationing together at a holiday home in the Baltic Sea. But all around them, forest fires are raging and getting closer, and the emotions inside the house are in danger of exploding. Enno Trebs, Thomas Schubert, Jonas Dassler and Langston Uibel co-star.

German avant-garde director Margaret von Trotta (Hannah Arendt, Rosenstrasse 'Afire'), bringing another of her portraits of remarkable women to this year’s festival. Ingeborg Bachmann – Desert Journey ), see the famous Austrian poet (played by Vicky Krieps) and her relationship with Homo Farber The relationship of writer Max Frisch (Ronald Zehrfeld), will premiere in Berlinale competition.

Another veteran German director, Christoph Hochhäusler, will bring his latest film noir until the night End , for the Berlin race. Another well-known filmmaker, the French director Philippe Garrel (Liberty, The Night) will premiere his new feature film, the family-focused Plow, in Competition Berlin.

Celine Song’s Past Lives premieres at Sundance and will be at a competition in Berlin Making its international premiere.

Canadian director John Trengove will feature Jesse Eisenberg and Adrien Brody ( Manodrome'Afire' starring Adrien Brody made its Berlinale debut. Matt Johnson’s Biographical Comedy BlackBerry Featuring Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton( The story of the Canadian smartphone company starring Glenn Howerton and Cary Elwes; the drama Disco Boy directed by Giacomo Abbruzzese ; Music by Angela Schaneliec; and Limbo by Ivan Sen by Australian star Simon Baker (The Mentalist) also made Selected for competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

Dutch-Australian director Rolf de Heer ( Ten Canoes , Charlie’s Country), will bow his latest, Survival of Kindness, during a game session in Berlin . The show, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival last October, follows an Aboriginal black woman (Mwajemi Hussein) who is abandoned to die in a cage in the desert as she escapes and travels across the wilderness to the city.

Makoto Shinkai, director of your name from Japan, will bring his new work, Suzume, headed to Berlin, where she will make her international debut at the competition. Crunchyroll has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom to distribute the film outside of Asia, which will mark the beginning of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Win a Golden Bear at 681.


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Chinese director Zhang Lu brings his latest work The Shadowless Tower returns to Competition Berlin. Zhang was last seen at Desert Dream in Berlin at 2121 , but the 2020 drama Hukuoka

On the forum sidebar in Berlin, his feature film Dooman River won Best Picture Berlin The generated part of

Spanish director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren and Mexican director Lila Avilés (The Chambermaid) both make their film debuts in Berlin Section and 20, bee species and totem , respectively.

Chatrian also unveiled the films on Monday for its Encounters section, a competition lineup for more edgy and experimental films. Highlights include: The Adults by Dustin Guy Defa, starring Michael Cera ), Abbi Jacobson and Tavi Gevinson; Hungarian film White Plastic Sky , from directors Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó, an animated series set in a post-apocalyptic Budapest of the year 2121; and The Echo, the new documentary by South American filmmaker Tatiana Huezo, whose Prayers for the Stolen Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival at 2022 and was Chosen as Mexico’s Best International Feature Film contender for last year’s Oscars.


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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

Consecutive Silver Bear Award (Jury Grand Prize ) and

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.”



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