Berlin Film Festival Unveils Series, Generation & Co-Pro Market Line-Ups – Deadline


The program bulletins proceed for this yr’s Berlin International Film Festival, with the Series and Generation strands each unveiling immediately, in addition to the line-up for the Co-Production Market. Scroll down for the lists of titles.

The Berlinale Series choice, which is more and more changing into a extra high-profile a part of the competition, once more boasts a number of buzzy titles.

Premiering in Berlin will probably be Amazon Prime Video’s Argentinian sequence Yosi, The Regretful Spy, the Swedish present Lust from HBO Max, Sky’s UK sequence The Rising, and Lone Scherfig Danish present The Shift, which comes from native broadcaster TV2.

The Generation strand, which options youth-focused cinema, contains 14 options this yr. The choice marks the final of long-time Generation head Maryanne Redpath.

Elsewhere, the European Film Market has confirmed titles for its Co-Production Market, which like the remainder of the trade exercise will happen just about this yr.

Berlinale Series 2022:

Iosi, el espía arrepentido (Yosi, the Regretful Spy)
Creator: Daniel Burman
Showrunner: Daniel Burman
Directors: Daniel Burman, Sebastián Borensztein
with Natalia Oreiro, Gustavo Bassani, Mercedes Morán, Alejandro Awada, Carla Quevedo, Minerva Casero
Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video
3/8 episodes
World premiere

Creator: Frans Milisic Wiklund, Co-Creators: Åsa Kalmér, Julia Dufvenius, Sofia Helin, Anja Lundqvist
Director: Ella Lemhagen
with Sofia Helin, Anja Lundqvist, Julia Dufvenius, Elin Klinga
Broadcaster: HBO Max
4/8 episodes
World premiere

Podezření (Suspicion)
Czech Republic, France
Showrunner: Štěpán Hulík
Director: Michal Blaško
with Klára Melíšková, Denisa Barešová, Miroslav Hanuš, Ivan Trojan, Milena Steinmasslová
Broadcasters: Czech Television, ARTE
2/4 episodes
International premiere

The Rising
United Kingdom
Creators: Pete McTighe, Charlotte Wolf
Directors: Ed Lilly, Thora Hilmarsdottir, Paul Walker, Carl Tibbetts
with Clara Rugaard, Matthew McNulty, Emily Taaffe, Nicholas Gleaves, Solly McCleod, Nenda Neururer
Broadcaster: Sky
2/8 episodes
World premiere

The Shift
Creator: Lone Scherfig
Showrunner: Lone Scherfig
Directors: Søren Balle, Ole Christian Madsen, Lone Scherfig
with Sofie Gråbøl, Pål Sverre Hagen, Marijana Jankovic, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Afshin Firouzi, Mattias Nordkvist
Broadcaster: TV2
2/8 episodes
World premiere

Svörtu sandar (Black Sands)
Creators: Aldís Amah Hamilton, Ragnar Jónsson, Baldvin Z, Andri Óttarsson
Director: Baldvin Z
with Aldís Amah Hamilton, Þór Tulinius, Kolbeinn Arnbjörnsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Aron Már Ólafsson
Broadcaster: Channel 2 Iceland
2/8 episodes
International premiere

Le temps des framboises (Last Summers of the Raspberries)
Creators: Philippe Falardeau, Florence Longpré
Director: Philippe Falardeau
with Sandrine Bisson, Edison Ruiz, Micheline Lanctôt, Paul Doucet, Elijah Patrice Baudelot
Broadcaster: Club illico
2/10 episodes
World premiere


Feature-length Films

Generation Kplus

Bimileui eondeok (The Hill of Secrets)
South Korea
by Lee Ji-eun
with Moon Seung-a, Jang Sun, Lim Sun-woo
World premiere / debut movie

The 12-year-old Myung-eun can’t actually comprehend the phrase “family”. She needs to maintain it a secret as a result of she is so totally different from what she wish to be. When it involves writing, alternatively, she doesn’t enable herself to be restricted by actuality. An nearly Dostoevsky-like story informed within the complexity of human feelings about find out how to discover a place on the planet.

Juunt Pastaza entsari (Waters of Pastaza)
by Inês T. Alves
World premiere / documentary type / debut movie

A bunch of Indigenous Achuar youngsters that strikes self-determined by the infinite inexperienced. Along the course of the Pastaza river, on the border between Ecuador and Peru, they catch fish, hunt and prepare dinner, play with lianas and watch movies on their smartphones. Director Inês T. Alves respectfully follows the on a regular basis lifetime of this younger collective residing in deep reference to each other and with the setting.

Moja Vesna
Australia / Slovenia
by Sara Kern
with Loti Kovačič, Mackenzie Mazur, Gregor Bakovič, Claudia Karvan
World premiere / debut movie

While the older sister throws out her emotions in poetry slams, the 10-year-old Moja makes an attempt in her personal strategy to maintain issues collectively and restore the outlet that her mom’s demise has torn in her household. Sara Kern tells of a childlike technique of grief and closure which doesn’t shut its eyes to the cracks on the planet, but in addition admires the sunshine that shimmers by them.

My Small Land
by Emma Kawawada
with Lina Arashi, Daiken Okudaira
World premiere / debut movie

Sarya lives between three worlds: Having fled from Turkey to Japan, her small household tries to keep up their Kurdish traditions. On the opposite hand, Sarya, who arrived when she was 5, feels at residence in Japan. But then, the household loses its refugee-status. Life turns into unpredictable and their days in Japan appear numbered. A haunting story in regards to the balancing act of discovering your home on the planet.

El reino de dios (The Realm of God)
by Claudia Sainte-Luce
with Diego Armando Lara Lagunes, Lizbeth Gabriela Nolasco Hernández, Margarita Guevara González
World premiere

Neimar, who’s at the moment getting ready for his first communion, asks his grandmother how one can really feel God. Claudia Sainte-Luce’s movie doesn’t yield easy solutions. Instead, it follows with a shrewd and brilliant view the world notion of a kid wherein – between the thundering of the ten commandments and horse racing – the profane and the transcendent are rearranged.

Rooz-e sib (The Apple Day)
by Mahmoud Ghaffari
with Mahdi Pourmoosa, Arian Rastkar, Zhila Shahi, Khodadad Bakhshizade
World premiere

When the truck is stolen from his father and with him his livelihood as a cellular apple vendor, his son Saeed can’t meet the demand of supplying a basket of apples to high school. A razor-sharp take a look at the age-old metropolis versus countryside discrepancy the movie follows Saeed by the alleys and streets of a Tehran suburb in quest of an answer.

by Shamira Raphaëla
International Premiere / documentary type / debut movie

Shabu has performed it once more. The 14-year-old has wrecked his beloved grandmother’s automobile. Instead of having fun with summer season trip enjoyable and road music, the charming slacker wants to lift cash for repairs. A cheerful portrait of a Caribbean-Dutch teenager in Rotterdam between duty and bling-bling, between neighbourhood help and tradition conflict.

Terykony (Boney Piles)
by Taras Tomenko
World premiere / documentary type

Terykony accompanies Nastia and her mates as they roam round of their war-torn nation. The locations the place they play, hang around, or hearken to music are wounded landscapes. Director, Taras Tomenko (The Shooting Gallery, Panorama 2001) tells of rising up in present-day japanese Ukraine, utilising densely crafted photographs and tableaus and with a very lyrical eye for the depiction of an unbroken childlike resilience when confronted by the hardships of struggle.

Generation 14plus

Colombia / Chile / Romania
by Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck
World premiere / documentary type

Ten younger girls reside in a house for ladies from the streets of Bogotá. They speak about their roommate, Alis. Alis is the sum of their experiences, their longings, their struggles. Alis is a collective invention and on the identical time a protected house that makes it doable to specific painful truths on this sensitively mirrored documentary.

by Tetsurō Araki
with Jun Shison, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji, Tasuku Hatanaka
World premiere / animation

For Hibiki, the world has been turned the other way up. Bubbles that override gravity, competitions for scarce assets, a momentous encounter with a mysterious lady. In his fashionable anime fairy story, director Tetsurō Araki creates a blinding universe, which turns into a playground for basic questions on changing into and decaying, with inventive ingenuity.

Kalle Kosmonaut
by Günther Kurth, Tine Kugler
World premiere / documentary type

The long-term documentary about Kalle, a boy from the prefabricated housing tasks alongside the Allee of the Cosmonauts, paints a distinct image of Berlin: “Poor” isn’t “sexy” right here, it means: unhealthy alternatives. The directing duo respectfully accompanies Kalle and leaves the charismatic boy to talk, supplementing scenes with animated sequences the place background data is significant.

Skhema (Scheme)
by Farkhat Sharipov
with Victoriya Romanova, Tair Svintsov
World premiere

The focus is on Masha, an adolescent who, by a buddy, will get caught in an opaque net of dependency and exploitation. In advanced photographs that seize Masha’s lack of anchors and connections, in addition to her seek for help, the movie creates the multi-layered portrait of coming of age in new-rich Almaty, exact, vivid, dramatic and of common relevance.

Stay Awake
by Jamie Sisley
with Wyatt Oleff, Fin Argus, Chrissy Metz
World premiere / debut movie

Night after evening, the brothers Ethan and Derek take their opium-addicted mom to the emergency room. When Ethan receives an acceptance from the college, the prospect arises to interrupt out of the difficult co-dependent relationship. In his function movie debut, an additional growth of his brief movie of the identical title (Generation 2015), Jamie Sisley vividly explores the heart-wrenching results the opioid disaster within the USA has on people.

Strana Sascha (The Land of Sasha)
Russian Federation
by Julia Trofimova
with Mark Eidelstein, Maria Matsel, Evgenia Gromova, Dmitry Endaltsev
World premiere

Sasha doesn’t have a father, however an earring – motive sufficient for his teenage mom to fret. When he’s supposed to color the ready room of a psychiatric hospital, he meets his future love there: Zhenya. Deep voice, inventive like he’s, many issues. Carried by the sunshine of summer season in Kaliningrad, two idiosyncratic characters discover their emotions, skills and fears collectively.

Short Films

Generation Kplus

Die allerlangweiligste Oma auf der ganzen Welt (The Most Boring Granny within the Whole World)
by Damaris Zielke
with Charlotte Boon, Luise Lunow
World premiere / animation

Greta is bored along with her grandmother, as a result of something that’s enjoyable isn’t allowed there – and since all the pieces that’s boring is amongst granny’s hobbies: hoarding souvenirs and photographs of the deceased. When granny sleeps, Greta performs her funeral. Lovingly stop-trick animated, and informed by the hot-headed Greta’s perspective, the movie initiates a delicate dialog about demise and reminiscence.

Alma y Paz (Alma and Paz)
Mexico / USA
by Cris Gris
with Elisa Garza T. Gonzales, Cris Gris, Maria Isabel Garcia Mora
International Premiere

After the demise of their mom, sisters Alma and Paz have to contemplate parting with their childhood residence. For Paz, who arrives again from town to make preparations for promoting the property, it appears clearer. For the youthful Alma, the plantation within the Mexican countryside is filled with reminiscences. A narrative informed in heat photos about parting, origins and rising up.

Čuči čuči (Hush Hush Little Bear)
by Māra Liniņa
with Kristīne Zadovska, Andris Keišs
World premiere / animation

Counting sheep with a distinction: Just a little bedtime story wherein a bear household performs the primary position – whereas the sheep who knit clouds play the supporting position. In a world made completely of wool, two smart-alec, rebellious bear cubs tustle between comforting tiredness and parental care in a movie artfully staged with participating fantasy and love.

New Zealand
by Mark Albiston
with Mickey Reddish, Billy R. McCarthy, Tate Harrow, Ashley Harnett
International premiere

One final tour together with his late father’s Datsun – the automobile is because of be offered tomorrow. With a buddy and little brother within the again seat, 14-year-old Matt goes to a celebration. The sudden look of the police, nonetheless, acts like an incendiary machine to his charged temper. Mark Albiston, already a visitor at Generation a number of instances, is as soon as once more a grasp of youthful escalation.

Gong ji (Rooster)
by Myo Aung
with Hung Hsia Hsu, Lin-Chi Lee
International premiere

A really younger lady from Myanmar is meant to marry a person from China whom she has by no means seen earlier than, and to observe him to a rustic she has by no means set foot in. However, the person who is meant to carry her and her household a greater life is prevented from arriving, and a rooster is meant to interchange him on the ceremony. Gong ji gently and mysteriously tells of a critical matter in suspiciously stunning Images.

Louis I., König der Schafe (Louis I., King of the Sheep)
Germany / USA
by Markus Wulf
with Mark Waschke
World premiere / animation

When a crown rolled in entrance of his hooves, Louis, a sheep amongst different sheep, grabs it, places it on and turns into king. From then on, he performs by all the pieces that kings do to banish boredom and to reveal energy. With loads of humour, historic borrowings and a profound sense, the detailed stop-motion animation drives abuse of energy to extremes with a view to expose it.

Luce and the Rock
Belgium / France / Netherlands
by Britt Raes
with Fien Raes, Karolien Raes, Caspar Raes
World premiere / animation

Colourfully composed, geometric photographs inform the magical story of Luce, the one baby in a small village, and of the friendship with a boulder. One day, it rolls off the mountain into the center of the village’s neighborhood sq.. While the adults are at a loss, Luce discovers the kid in a rock. Cinematic artwork off the crushed monitor, difficult and good.

La reine des renards (The Queen of the Foxes)
by Marina Rosset
with Marina Rosset, Mélia Roger
World premiere / animation

The queen of the foxes is the saddest of all of them. In order to make her completely satisfied, her fearful gang swarms out at evening to put at her ft the secretly written, however finally unsent love letters retrieved from town’s garbage. With its fantastically painted and animated photographs, La Reine des Renards is an ode to like.

To Vancouver
by Artemis Anastasiadou
with Margianna Karvouniari, Vassilis Koutsogiannis
International premiere

Tomorrow, Vicky’s large brother will go away and go away the Greek village. Here at residence, within the deserted industrial panorama by the ocean, there isn’t any work. But Vicky undoubtedly doesn’t need to let Yorgos go. In order to keep away from the unstoppable, she practices an outdated spell that folks inform in regards to the forest and an deserted mine.

Le variabili dipendenti (The Dependent Variables)
by Lorenzo Tardella
with Simone Evangelista, Mattia Rega
World premiere

In a darkish, velvety theatre there’s a first kiss between Pietro and Tommaso. When the lights come again on, nonetheless, the 2 college students have totally different expectations of what may observe. The chaos of awakening need in its complexity and sensuality is informed and made nearly bodily tangible by seems and gestures, method and retreat, hope and worry.

Wheels on the Bus
by Surya Shahi
with Man Bahadur Tamata, Hari Budha, Chandra Rawal
World premiere

At faculty, they preach that each one evil will return within the subsequent life. But no one seems when Bhyal’s classmates blackmail him to make wheels for his or her toy bus. Bhyal, who lives together with his mom on the outskirts of the village and works as an iron smith at evening is an ‘Untouchable’. A cinematic examination of the caste system in a small mountain village in Nepal.

Zuza v zahradách (Suzie within the Garden)
Czech Republic / Slovakia
by Lucie Sunková
with Hannah McDonnell, Zuzana Kronerová, Michal Domonkoš, Soňa Spišiaková
World premiere / animation

With the allotment backyard wherein her mother and father have a small home, Zuza enjoys a marvel world of her personal. She is curious in regards to the secrets and techniques of the opposite gardens. A black canine and a blue key ultimately lead her to a hidden, overgrown backyard. A magical world that solely baby’s eyes can see unfolds by advantage of sturdy oil portray on glass.

Generation 14plus

Aos dezasseis (At Sixteen)
by Carlos Lobo
with Ana Ribeiro
World premiere

What do you do with the need that’s simply awakening? At dance performances, in concert events, throughout sports activities, whereas skating, eyes are looking out and our bodies are uncovered. Each house possesses its personal choreography, its personal music. Almost with out phrases need and rejection, hope and disappointment turn out to be tangible.

Born in Damascus
United Kingdom by Laura Wadha
International Premiere / documentary type

In her documentary, the Scottish-Syrian director tries to reconcile the 2 worlds in her head: her fond reminiscences of visiting relations in Damascus and what has occurred in Syria since then. She confronts her cousin, who fled from there, along with her recordings from then – and thus calls again reminiscences that have been buried beneath trauma.

La fièvre (Fever)
by Matias Carlier
with David Evora, Marie Pons, Vincent Aubert
International premiere

Aleister and Joana spend their days collectively within the skate park. Tomorrow, Joana will go away. Tonight, they need to have enjoyable collectively once more. But all day lengthy Aleister has been seeing visions of an outdated man strolling the streets with a bow and arrow. A flowing movie, informed in giant photos, which explores the realm between friendship and love.

by Nicole Jachmann
with Claire Porro, Julia Olsthoorn, Jesse Meisters, Jonas Coppus
International premiere

Merel and Robin are greatest mates. They wander round, have enjoyable, speaking about all the pieces, together with intercourse. When boys be part of them, the stability of their friendship shifts. Merel attracts the boys and Robin sees them as competitors. Through secret glances, groping gestures and thoroughly noticed moments, Funkele tells of the awakening of need and of feminine solidarity.

Lay Me by the Shore
by David Findlay
with Isla Pouliot, Kayla Smith
World premiere

The final exams in school, everyone seems to be in a celebratory temper. The transgender teenager Noah is one in all them – however he’s typically thrown out of this completely satisfied temper and overtaken by tormenting reminiscences. In dazzling snapshots minimize in opposition to one another, the trauma of the demise of a buddy is vividly skilled.

Memoir of a Veering Storm
by Sofia Georgovassili
with Daphne Peel, Konstantinos Sideris, Stefania Sotiropoulou, Maria Kallimani
World premiere

Anna secretly sneaks out of college along with her boyfriend to hold out her choice for an abortion. Bluntly factual and but with tender sympathy, the digicam accompanies Anna’s path, approaches and contrasts with photographs of a nature wherein some issues appear less complicated and a few issues unfathomable.

Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
by Terril Calder
with Lake Delisle, Gail Maurice, Kent McQuaid, Terril Calder
International Premiere / animation

Torn between two cultures: The one voice within the Métis lady’s head is Jesus, who implants self-doubt in her with the seven lethal sins. The different voice is the legendary Anishinabek determine Nokomis, who teaches the lady to simply accept herself for who she is. In a darkish, stunning stop-motion animation, the movie casts gentle on colonial trauma.

by Tig Terera
with Negassa Sarka, Raji Olana, Trinna Talasaia
International Premiere

Thrown out of his residence by his personal mom, the good title hero strikes in together with his greatest buddy. With a fascinating soundtrack and classy photographs, Tinashé tells the common story of the transition to grownup life, the seek for identification and escapades, past love and actual friendship – and additionally it is a respectful portrait of a younger Australian from an historic tradition.

West by God
by Scott Lazer
with Aphrodite Armstrong, Kyle Riggs, Michael Washington
World premiere

Official Selection of Projects Berlinale Co-Production Market 2022
(in alphabetical order of manufacturing corporations):

– Mehal Sefari (director: Abraham Gezahagne), Abricom Multimedia, Ethiopia & Gobez Media, Canada/Ethiopia

– Las Corrientes (director: Milagros Mumenthaler), Alina Film, Switzerland & Ruda Cine, Argentina

– The Paris Project (director: Arno Salters), Beluga Tree, Belgium

– Jimpa (director: Sophie Hyde), Closer Productions, Australia

– Mother (director: Teona Strugar Mitevska), Entre chien et Loup, Belgium

– Ortalan (director: Nariman Aliev), ForeFilms, Ukraine

– The Wolf Will Tear Your Immaculate Hands (director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén), Hobab, Sweden & Resolve Media, USA

– The Wind Also Sings (director: Hadi Ghandour), Incognito Films & Virginie Films, France

– Bonefever (director: Bence Fliegauf), Inforg-M&M Film & Fraktál Film, Hungary

– 20,000 Species of Bees (director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren), Inicia Films & Gariza Films, Spain

– The Difficult Bride (director: Rubaiyat Hossain), Khona Talkies, Bangladesh

– Truly Madly Deeply (director: Carlo Sironi), Kino Produzioni, Italy

– Yellow Letters (director: İlker Catak), Liman Film, Turkey & if… Productions, Germany

– Slow (director: Marija Kavtaradze), M-Films, Lithuania

– Texas Soul Sister (director: Pascale Lamche), Maneki Films & Haut Et Court Doc, France

– Kafka (director: Agnieszka Holland), Marlene Film Production, Czech Republic & Film and Music Entertainment, United Kingdom / Ireland

– In the Shadow of the Horns (director: Ognjen Glavonić), Non-Aligned Films, Serbia

– Virginia Woolf’s Night & Day (director: Tina Gharavi), Piccadilly Pictures & Asterisk Films, United Kingdom

– The Spring (director: Ivan Ostrochovský), Punkchart Films, Slovakia

“Berlinale Directors” Projects:

– My Favourite Cake (administrators: Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha), Caractères Productions, France & Honare Khiyal, Iran

– Heia, Heia, Safari! (director: Radu Jude), jip Film & Verleih, Germany & Micro Film, Romania

– Eunuch (director: Udita Bhargava), Schiwago Film, Germany

– No Beast So Fierce (director: Burhan Qurbani), Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Germany

“Rotterdam-Berlinale Express”:

– Love on Trial (director: Koji Fukada), Knockonwood, Japan & Survivance, France

“Talent Project Market” – Projects and Selected Producer-Talents
(in alphabetical order of manufacturing corporations):

– Breed (director: Kate Dolan), Blinder Films (producer: Evan Horan), Ireland

– The Trials of Alien Life (director: Ian Lagarde), Colonelle Films (producer: Sarah Mannering), Canada

– Girls Will Be Girls (director: Shuchi Talati), Crawling Angel Films (producer: Pooja Chauhan), India

– Available Now (director: Assaf Machnes), KM Productions (producer: Kobi Mizrahi), Israel

– Sadrack (director: Narcisse Wandji), Les Films d’Ebène (producer: Evodie N. Ngueyeli), Cameroon

– Lucky Strikes (director: Vivienne Vaughn), MHK Productions (producer: Maya Korn), USA

– Don’t Cry, Butterfly (director: Duong Dieu Linh), Momo Film Co (producer: Tan Si En), Singapore & Vietnam

– Hana Korea (director: Frederik Sølberg), Seesaw Pictures (producer: Heejung Oh), South Korea & Denmark

– Cachalote (director: Angelo Defanti), Sobretudo Produção (producer: Bárbara Defanti), Brazil

– Kevlar Soul (director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht), Zentropa Sweden (producer: Ronny Fritsche), Sweden

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