Berlin competition Lineup Unveiled: Sean Penn, Matt Johnson, Hong Sangsoo, Celine song films Head to festival - range

Sean Penn, Jesse Eisenberg, Canadian actor-director Matt Johnson, South Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo, and Korean-Canadian director Celine song are headed to the upcoming Berlin movie competition.

Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian and government director Mariëtte Rissenbeck on Monday unveiled the leading competitors and Encounters choices for the fest's 73rd edition, so one can feature a prosperous mixture of popular names and freshmen, as well as a robust political emphasis.

Penn will be in Berlin with "Superpower," the doc he co-directed with Aaron Kaufman that depicts the combat between Volodymyr Zelensky, the actor and comic who grew to become president of Ukraine, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, as Russia deploys a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 

"Penn was in Kiev capturing a movie with Zelensky when the battle in Ukraine burst," Chatrian stated at a press conference in Berlin. "truth made the movie turn into anything less comfortable and extra significant," he added. "we are very grateful to Sean Penn and the whole group to have picked the Berlinale to show this movie." The programmer cited that the doc particulars the roles of art and artists in battle.

Rissenbeck and Chatrian revealed that the colors of this yr's Berlinale can be blue and yellow — the colorations of the Ukrainian flag. Elaborating on the determination to choose "Superpower," Chatrian stated: "I guess a part of the choice is exactly that the Berlin film pageant will take place precisely three hundred and sixty five days after the burst of battle and perhaps showing this film in Berlin has a greater critical that means that in every other area, as a result of we are close to Ukraine, because Ukrainian people are living in Berlin and also on account of the political value of this movie. nonetheless it's no longer the just one dealing with Ukraine. For me 'Superpower' — I'm mindful that it will drag lots of consideration — is a very good door to allow you to enter to the very complex, wealthy description of what took place and continues to be happening in Ukraine at the moment.� �

in other places, Canadian director John Trengove can be making his Berlinale competition debut with "Manodrome," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Adrien Brody. Trengove opened Panorama in 2018 with "The Wound." he is now again with his first U.S. film. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg as a younger man in upstate new york "who is set to turn into a father and feels a way of loss," observed Chatrian, who mentioned that the pic is ready "what masculinity is these days in Western society." Odessa young performs the protagonist's accomplice. Brody stars as a cult leader.

Matt Johnson biopic "BlackBerry," which depicts the rise and fall of the Canadian smartphone company and stars Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton and Cary Elwes, is amongst other standouts ensconced in a Berlinale competition slot.

Prolific South Korean director Hong Sangsoo, a Berlin commonplace, is again along with his latest work "In Water," which is screening in the extra chopping-aspect, competitive Encounters section.

Celine track's "previous Lives," which premiered to nice reports at Sundance, could be launching internationally from the Berlinale competition.

in the meantime, titles with the aid of inexperienced persons in competitors contain "Disco Boy," a primary function via France-primarily based Italian director Giacomo Abbruzzese, about a refugee who arrives in Paris to be part of the international Legion as a method to obtain a promised passport.

All informed, there are 18 films competing for the Golden endure, six of which are directed via ladies. Eleven of the directors have been on the Berlinale before, eight of which are in competitors. Three of the competitors entries are by means of first-time directors.

Fifteen of the 18 titles are world premieres. The fest's foreign premieres comprise eastern anime director Makoto Shinkai's "Suzume," a crowdpleaser that has been a massive hit on the jap container workplace.

As previously announced, Rebecca Miller's romantic comedy "She came To Me," starring Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig, Brian d'Arcy James and Anne Hathaway, has been set as the pageant opener.

Kristen Stewart will preside over the jury and Steven Spielberg will acquire an honorary Golden endure for lifetime fulfillment.

international competitors LINEUP

"20,000 Species of Bees" by way of Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)

"The Shadowless Tower" with the aid of Zhang Lu (China)

"until the end of the evening" by Christoph Hochhausler (Germany)

"BlackBerry" by means of Matt Johnson (Canada)

"Disco Boy" through Giacomo Abbruzzese (France/Italy/Poland/Belgium)

"The Plough" by means of Philippe Garrel (France/Switzerland)

"Ingeborg Bachmann – experience into the desert" by Margarethe von Trotta (Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Luxembourg)

"at some point We'll tell each and every different everything" by Emily Atef (Germany)

"Limbo" by means of Ivan Sen (Australia)

"dangerous living" by using Joao Canijo (Portugal/France)

"Manodrome" by way of John Trengove (U.okay./U.S.)

"track" by using Angela Schanelec (Germany/France/Serbia)

"past Lives" by Celine tune (U.S.)

"Afire" by way of Christian Petzold (Germany)

"On the Adamant" with the aid of Nicolas Philibert (France/Japan)

"The Survival of Kindness" by Rolf de Heer (Australia)

"Suzume" by Makoto Shinkai (Japan)

"Totem" by way of Lila Ayles (Mexico/Denmark/France)


"Superpower" via Sean Penn, Aaron Kaufman (U.S.)


"The Klezmer undertaking" by way of Leandro Koch, Paloma Schahmann (Argentina/Austria)

"The Adults" by way of Dustin man Defa (U.S.)

"The Echo" by Tatiana Huezo (Mexico/Germany)

"here" through Bas Devos (Belgium)

"within the Blind Spot" by Ayse Polat (Germany)

"The Cage is attempting to find a hen" by way of Malika Musaeva (France/Russia)

"My Worst Enemy" with the aid of Mehran Tamadon (France/Switzerland)

"White Plastic Sky" by means of Tibor Banoczki, Sarolta Szabo (Hungary/Slovakia)

"In Water" through Hong Sangsoo (South Korea)

"family unit Time" by way of Tia Kuovo (Finland/Sweden)

"The partitions of Bergamo" by means of Stefano Savona (Italy)

"Orlando, My Political Biography" by means of Paul B. Preciado (France)

"Samsara" with the aid of Lois Patino (Spain)

"jap front" by using Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko (Latvia/Czechia/Ukraine/U.S.)

"living unhealthy" through Joao Canijo (Portugal/France)

"Absence" by means of Wu Lang (China)

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