News Of Berlinale-2018: Main Competition Program Is Completely Formed
The final program of the main competition and the full jury of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival has been announced today.
The last film, which joined the main competition of the Berlin Film Festival, was "Utøya 22. juli" by Erik Poppe, dedicated to the tragic events of 2011, when terrorist Anders Breivik opened fire on young people who came to the summer camp on the island of Utøya.
In total, this year program involved 24 films, 19 of which will compete for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear.
Main competition Berlinale-2018:
3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon), by Emily Atef (Germany / Austria / France)
Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil), by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
Damsel, by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner (USA)
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, by Gus Van Sant (USA)
Dovlatov, by Alexey German Jr. (Russia / Poland / Serbia)
Eva, by Benoit Jacquot (France / Belgium)
Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine), by Laura Bispuri (Italy / Germany / Switzerland)
Las herederas (The Heiresses), by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay / Uruguay / Germany / Brazil / Norway / France) – debut film
In den Gängen (In the Aisles), by Thomas Stuber (Germany)
Isle of Dogs, by Wes Anderson (United Kingdom / Germany) – animation
Khook (Pig), by Mani Haghighi (Iran)
Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot (My Brother’s Name is Robert and He is an Idiot), by Philip Gröning (Germany / France / Switzerland)
Museo (Museum), by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico)
La prière (The Prayer), by Cédric Kahn (France)
Toppen av ingenting (The Real Estate), by Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén (Sweden / United Kingdom)
Touch Me Not, by Adina Pintilie (Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France) – debut film
Transit, by Christian Petzold (Germany / France)
Twarz (Mug), by Małgorzata Szumowska (Poland)
Utøya 22. juli (U - July 22), by Erik Poppe (Norway)
The Chairman of the Jury, as it has already been known, will be Tom Tykwer, a German director, screenwriter, composer and producer. Six film-makers from different countries will help to define the winners: actress Cecile de France (Belgium), photographer and former director of Filmoteca Española Chema Prado (Spain), producer Adele Romanski (USA), composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan) and film critic Stephanie Zacharek (USA).
Willem Defoe will receive Honorary Golden Bear for his achievements and contribution to the cinema. The screening of 10 best pictures with his participation are planned, including Daniel Nettheim 's "The Hunter", the film for the closing of the young film competition "Listapad" in 2012, "Antichrist" by Lars von Trier, “Mississippi Burning” by Alan Parker, "Platoon" by Oliver Stone, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” by Wes Anderson.
The show will be held in prison for the first time in the history of the festival. Prisoners will see the film “Quiet Revolution” by Lars Kraume. The director intends to discuss film with the audience after the show.
It was also announced that the world premiere of the documentary "Songwriter" about the musician Ed Sheeran will take place at the festival.