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The Berlin Film Festival has revealed several titles across various programs for its 2022 edition.

In the fest’s multifaceted Panorama strand, women directors account for seven of the 13 projects revealed so far, including U.S. filmmaker Nina Menkes’ “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power,” emerging German director Annika Pinske’s debut feature “Alle reden übers Wetter” (“Talking About the Weather”), and Maryna Er Gorbach’s Ukrainian war drama “Klondike.”

“The films confirmed so far herald a contemporary, unsparing but also conciliatory cinema in the 2022 Panorama,” said section head Michael Stütz.

Meanwhile, seven films have been unveiled for the festival’s Berlinale Special gala strand, including Peter Flinth’s “Against the Ice,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Laurent Larivière’s “About Joan,” featuring Isabelle Huppert, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Gangubai Kathiawadi,” with Alia Bhatt.



“The pandemic has created distances — not only between people but also the way we see the world. Amongst the 2022 selection are films shot during the pandemic, reflecting on how it feels to be disconnected from others. It is with this first batch of films that we want to highlight the power of cinema as a tool that connects people, places and times ahead,“ said Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian.

Ten feature-length films and seven short films have been invited to Berlin’s Generation strand, including Rebeca Huntt’s “Beba” and Michelle Savill’s “Millie Lies Low.” Meanwhile, 10 titles have been revealed for the experimental Forum strand.

The full program will be unveiled in January.

All the titles revealed so far are below. Organizers have said Berlin will go ahead as an in-person event from Feb. 10-20.

Berlin Panorama 2022 Selections

“Alle reden übers Wetter” (“Talking About the Weather”)
Directed by Annika Pinske
Starring Anne Schäfer, Anne-Kathrin Gummich, Judith Hofmann, Marcel Kohler, Max Riemelt
World premiere / Debut film

“The Apartment with Two Women”
Republic of Korea
Directed by Kim Se-in
Starring Im Jee-ho, Yang Mal-bok
International premiere / Debut film

“Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power”
Directed by Nina Menkes
Starring Julie Dash, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Rosanna Arquette, Eliza Hittman
International premiere / Panorama Dokumente

“Calcinculo” (“Swing Ride”)
Italy / Switzerland
Directed by Chiara Bellosi
Starring Gaia Di Pietro, Andrea Carpenzano
World premiere

“Dreaming Walls”
Belgium / France / USA / Netherlands / Sweden
Directed by Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Ukraine / Turkey
Directed by Maryna Er Gorbach
Starring Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergiy Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina

“A Love Song”
Directed by Max Walker-Silverman
Starring Dale Dickey, Wes Studi
International premiere / debut film

“Myanmar Diaries”
Netherlands / Myanmar / Norway
Directed by The Myanmar Film Collective
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

“Nel mio nome” (“Into My Name”)
Directed by Nicolò Bassetti
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente



“Nelly & Nadine”
Directed by Magnus Gertten
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

“Nous, Étudiants!” (“We, Students!”)
Central African Republic / France / Democratic Republic of the Congo / Saudi Arabia
Directed by Rafiki Fariala
World premiere / debut film / Panorama Dokumente

“Ta farda” (“Until Tomorrow”)
Iran / France / Qatar
Directed by Ali Asgari
Starring Sadaf Asgari, Ghazal Shojaei, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran, Nahal Dashti, Mohammad Heidari
World premiere

Directed by Tim Sutton
Starring Colson Baker, Megan Fox, Maddie Hasson, Scoot McNairy, Ruby Rose, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., Lil Tjay
World premiere

Berlinale Special Gala

“Against the Ice”
Iceland / USA / Denmark
Directed by Peter Flinth
Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed, Charles Dance
World premiere

“À propos de Joan” (“About Joan”)
France / Germany / Ireland
Directed by Laurent Larivière
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Lars Eidinger, Swann Arlaud
World premiere

“Gangubai Kathiawadi”
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn
World premiere

“Der Passfälscher” (“The Forger”)
Directed by Maggie Peren
Starring Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler
World premiere

“Berlinale Special”

Le Chêne (Heart of Oak)
Directed by Laurent Charbonnier, Michel Seydoux
International premiere / documentary form

“1341 Framim Mehamatzlema Shel Micha Bar-Am” (“1341 Frames of Love and War”)
Israel / United Kingdom / USA
Directed by Ran Tal
World premiere / documentary Form

“Nothing Lasts Forever”
Directed by Jason Kohn
World premiere / documentary Form

Generation – Long Films

“Allons enfants” (“Rookies”)
Directed by Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai
World premiere / documentary form

USA / Mexico
Directed by Rebeca Huntt
Starring Rebeca Huntt
European premiere / debut film / documentary form

“An Cailín Ciúin” (“The Quiet Girl”)
Directed by Colm Bairéad
Starring Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett
World premiere

“Comedy Queen”
Directed by Sanna Lenken
Starring Sigrid Johnson, Ellen Taure, Oscar Töringe
International premiere

“Kind Hearts”
Directed by Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
World premiere / documentary form

“Knor” (“Oink”)
Directed by Mascha Halberstad
Starring Hiba Ghafry, Matsen Montsma, Kees Prins
World premiere / debut film / animation

“Millie Lies Low”
New Zealand
Directed by Michelle Savill
Starring Ana Scotney, Jillian Nguyen
International premiere / debut film

“My Father’s Truck”
USA / Vietnam
Directed by Mauricio Osaki
Starring Trung Anh, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Kiều Trinh Nguyễn
World premiere / debut film

Directed by Mariano Biasin
Starring Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo
World premiere / debut film

“Tytöt tytöt tytöt” (“Girl Picture”)
Directed by Alli Haapasalo
Starring Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino
European premiere

Generation – Short Films

“Una aprendiz invisible” (“An Invisible Apprentice”)
Directed by Emilia Herbst
Starring Moe Kaplan Arias, Cecilia Rainero, Agustín Mendilaharzu
World premiere

“Au revoir Jérôme!” (“Goodbye Jerome!”)
Directed by Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet, Chloé Farr
Starring William Lebghil, Alma Jodorowsky
European premiere / animation

“Blaues Rauschen” (“Blue Noise”)
Directed by Simon Maria Kubiena
Starring Marvin Nando Nenning, Rainer Sellien, Lou von Gündell
World premiere

“Gavazn” (“Deer”)
Directed by Hadi Babaeifar
Starring Ehsan Bakhshizadeh, Khodadad Bakhshizadeh, Arsalan Bakhshizadeh
International premiere

“Ich habe keine Angst!” (“I’m Not Afraid!”)
Germany / Norway
Directed by Marita Mayer
Starring Frede Mayer-Gulliksen, Katharina Welzl, Justus Raphael Velte
World premiere / animation

“Nada para ver aqui” (“Nothing to See Here”)
Portugal / Belgium / Hungary
Directed by Nicolas Bouchez
World premiere / documentary form

“Vlekkeloos” (“Spotless”)
Directed by Emma Branderhorst
Starring Alicia Prinsen, Astrid van Eck, Wendy Ruijfrok
International premiere


Germany / Spain / Republic of Korea (South Korea) / Serbia
Directed by Dane Komljen
Starring Jonasz Hapka, Signe Westberg, Boban Kaludjer
World premiere

“Akyn” (“Poet”)
Directed by Darezhan Omirbayev
Starring Yerdos Kanayev, Serik Salkinbayev, Klara Kabylgazina
European premiere

“La edad media” (“The Middle Ages”)
Directed by Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña
Starring Cleo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña, Alejo Moguillansky
World premiere

Germany / France
Directed by Philip Scheffner
Starring Rhim Ibrir, Thierry Cantin, Didier Cuillierier
World premiere

“Une Fleur à la bouche” (“A Flower in the Mouth”)
France / Germany / Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Directed by Éric Baudelaire
Starring Oxmo Puccino, Dali Benssalah
World premiere



“Miền ký ức” (“Memoryland”)
Vietnam / Germany
Directed by Kim Quy Bui
Starring Mong Giao Vu, Thi Thu Trang Nguyen, Van Thai Nguyen
European premiere

“Mis dos voces” (“My Two Voices”)
Directed by Lina Rodriguez
Starring Ana Garay Kostic, Marinela Piedrahita, Claudia Montoya
World premiere / documentary form

“Nuclear Family”
USA / Singapore
Directed by Erin Wilkerson, Travis Wilkerson
Starring Travis Wilkerson, Erin Wilkerson, Matilda Wilkerson
European premiere / documentary form

“Super Natural”
Directed by Jorge Jácome
Starring Alexis Fernandes, Bárbara Matos, Celestine Ngantonga Ndzana
World premiere

“The United States of America”
Directed by James Benning
World premiere

Source: Variety