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Berlinale Announces 20 Films for Panorama Program; 'Elles,' 'Indignados,' 'Keep The Lights On' & More

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 3, 2012 at 12:15PM

The Berlin International Film Festival has slated twenty films to play in the fest's Panorama Program, which will include fifty across three sections (Main Programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente series) by the time the fest launches February 9 for ten days.
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Juliette Binoche in "Elles"
Juliette Binoche in "Elles"

The Berlin International Film Festival has slated twenty films to play in the fest's Panorama Program, which will include fifty across three sections (Main Programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente series) by the time the fest launches February 9 for ten days.  Among the twenty confirmed titles are French director Tony Gatlif's "Indignados" and Malgoska Szumeowska's "Elles," from Poland, starring Juliette Binoche. Among the countries represented are Brazil, Korea, France, Thailand, Germany, Canada, Serbia, Spain and Vietnam.

The twenty announced titles are listed below. Indiewire has more details.


"10+10" by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Toon, Wu Nien-Jen, Sylvia Chang, Chen Guo-Fu, Wei Te-Sheng, Chung Meng-Hung, Chang Tso-Chi, Arvin Chen, Yang Ya-Che and others, Taiwan

"Death For Sale" by Faouzi Bensaïdi, France | With Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouhcine Malzi, Imane Elmechrafi, Faouzi Bensaïdi

"Die Wand (The Wall)" by Julian Roman Pölsler, Austria/Germany | With Martina Gedeck

"Dollhouse" by Kirsten Sheridan, Ireland | With Seana Kerslake, Jonny Ward, Ciaran McCabe, Kate Brennan, Shane Curry

"Elles" by Malgoska Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany | With Juliette Binoche, Anais Demoustier, Joanna Kulig

"Fon Tok Kuen Fah (Headshot)" by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand/France | With Nopachai Jayanama, Sirin Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit, Krerkkiat Punpiputt

"From Seoul To Varanasi" by Kyuhwan Jeon, Republic of Korea | With Donghwan Yoon, Wonjung Chio

"Hot boy noi loan - cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit (Lost In Paradise)" by Vu Ngoc Dang, Vietnam | With Luong Manh Hai, Ho Vinh Khoa, Linh Son, Phuong Thanh, Hieu Hien"Indignados" by Tony Gatlif, France | With Isabel Vendrell Cortès

"Keep The Lights On" by Ira Sachs, USA | With Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen

"Kuma" by Umut Dag, Austria | With Nihal Koldas, Begüm Akkaya, Vedat Erincin, Murathan Muslu, Alev Irmak

"La mer à l'aube" (Calm At Sea) by Volker Schlöndorff, France/Germany | With Léo Paul Salmain, Ulrich Matthes, Martin Loizillon, Jacob Matschenz, André Jung, Harald Schrott, Thomas Arnold, Christopher Buchholz

"L'âge atomique" by Héléna Klotz, France | With Eliott Paquet, Dominik Wojcik

"Leave It On The Floor" by Sheldon Larry, USA/Canada | With Ephraim Sykes, Miss Barbie-Q, Phillip Evelyn, Andre Myers, James Alsop

"Mei-wei (My Way)" by Kang Je-kyu, Republic of Korea | With Jang Dong-gun, Odagiri Joe, Fan Bingbing

"Mommy Is Coming" by Cheryl Dunye, Germany | With Esther Maria Ufer, Maggie Tapert, Ignacio Rivera

"Parada (The Parade)" by Srdjan Dragojevic, Serbia/Republic of Croatia/ Macedonia/Slovenia | With Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic, Toni Mihailovski

"The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears" by Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia/Germany/Slovenia/Belgium | With Victoria Abril, Labina Mitevska, Jean Marie Galey, Arben Bajraktaraj

"Wilaya" by Pedro Pérez Rosado, Spain | With Nadhira Mohamed, Memona Mohamed, Aziza Brahim, Ainina Sidameg, Ahmed Molud

"Xingu" by Cao Hamburger, Brazil | With João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maria Flor

 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.