THE VERY FIRST SEVEN: BERLINALE ANNOUNCES MAIN COMPETITION PROGRAM

Berlin International Film Festival began advertising the program in 2018 in mid-December. Firstly films from the program "Panorama" were announced, then the program about children and for children "Generation” followed by seven films in the main competition. 

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This year's Berlin international film festival will be held from 15 to 25 February. The members of the Short films competitions have been announced, it is also known that the Chairman of the Main competition jury will be German filmmaker Tom Tykwer

A Russian-Serbian film "Dovlatov" is among the first films from the main competition program. The film tells the story of four days from the life of the journalist and writer in 1971. Starring Serbian actor Milan Maric, a serbian actor performing the main role. The Director of the film is Alexey German Jr

The program also includes a film "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" (USA) by Gus Van Sant, the life of cartoonist John Callahan. World premiere of the film scheduled for January 19, is the framework of the festival "Sundance". 

Benoit Jacquot (France) at the Berlinale will bring his film "Eva". The main roles are performed by Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel. The film tells the story of writer Bertrand and troubles that await him after the meeting with seductive stranger Eve. 

"Daughter of Mine" (Italy-Germany-Switzerland) – another film in the main competition, directed by Laura Bispuri. This is a complicated story about how little Victoria is torn between two mothers. Starring – Valeria Golino, Alba, Rohrwacher. 

"In den Gängen" (Germany) – film with a straightforward story about how the sweets saleswoman and salesman from the shop with the drinks fell in love. The Director and screenwriter of "In the Aisles" – Thomas Stuber

Another film from Germany at the Berlinale-2018 – "Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot". A romance about twins Robert and Helen. Julia Zange and Joseph Mattes in the lead roles, director, producer and screenwriter is Philip Groening

The last from the first seven films in the main competition is a Polish film "Mug". The Director is Malgorzata Szumowska, who has already received the Silver bear at the Berlinale for best Director of the film "Body". 

The festival has also released a series of official posters. Six posters show Berlin will once again belong to the bears in February. 

"Our favorite time of year comes again, and bears activating! They will conquer the famous sights of Berlin on posters this year, charging residents and guests of the capital with the festival mood," comments festival Director Dieter Kosslick.


Text by Linda Rudenka