Daily | Berlinale 2014 Lineup, Round 13

Concerning Violence

‘Concerning Violence’

The schedule for the 64th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (February 6 through 16) will go live at noon (local time) on Tuesday, so we’re rapidly approaching the last of the lineup announcements (see the previous dozen here). Today, with the addition of sixteen documentaries, the Panorama program is complete.

One quick non-doc-related note: “For the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death, and in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Berlinale Classics, the Panorama will be screening Jarman’s debut film Sebastianein a new 2K digital version, remastered from the original camera negative by the BFI National Archive. Panorama wants to thank Edition Salzgeber for the screening rights as well as congratulate it on its 30th anniversary.”

So. With occasional notes from the Berlinale…


20,000 Days on Earth – Great Britain
By Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
With Nick Cave
European Premiere. A “densely poetic portrait of Australian musician, author and actor Nick Cave, whose more than 30-year career still displays a fascinating degree of artistic integrity and authenticity.”

Anderson – Germany
By Annekatrin Hendel
World Premiere. “Takes a look at Germany’s past by focusing on one of the most dubious figures of not-too-distant history. Sascha Anderson, charismatic pop star of the alternative literature scene in East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg during the 1980s, was a zealous informant for the Stasi: even after more than twenty years, the wounds he inflicted on his former friends and colleagues run deep.”

Another World – USA
By Rebecca Chaiklin, Fisher Stevens
WP. “Captures an attitude towards life related to the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. This documentary gives an overview of events and how they led to many new initiatives.”

Concerning Violence – Sweden / USA / Denmark
By Göran Hugo Olsson
EP. “This work, a strong commentary on Africa’s decolonisation, cites Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth—and Lauryn Hill lends these texts her voice. Olsson presented The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 about the Afro-American civil rights movement in Panorama in 2011.”

Der Anständige (The Decent One– Israel / Austria / Germany
By Vanessa Lapa

Der Kreis (The Circle– Switzerland
By Stefan Haupt
With Marianne Sägebrecht, Anatole Taubman, Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker

Felice chi è diverso (Happy to Be Different– Italy
By Gianni Amelio
WP. “Delivers a detailed account of queer history in Italy.”

Finding Vivian Maier – USA
By John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Fucking different XXY – Germany
By Mor Vital, KAy Garnellen, Felix Endara & Sasha Wortzel, J.Jackie Baier, Buck Angel, Jasco Viefhues, Gwen Haworth

The Last Hijack – Netherlands / Germany / Ireland / Belgium
By Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting

Meine Mutter, ein Krieg und ich (My Mother, a War and Me) – Germany
By Tamara Trampe, Johann Feindt
WP. “Traces the Second World War in the Ukraine. ( ”

Natural Resistance – Italy
By Jonathan Nossiter
WP. “Ten years after Mondovino, he provides insights into ecological vineyards, as well as developments in the other direction, the destruction of land caused by industrial wineries in Italy. Nossiter unites film history and wine production into an intelligent analysis.”

The Dog – USA
By Frank Keraudren, Allison Berg

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People – USA
By Thomas Allen Harris

Vulva 3.0 – Germany
By Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann
WP. “Gives a calm analysis and assessment of the current perception of the vulva – from education and censorship, to genital mutilation and intimate surgery.”

Panorama supporting films

Mario Wirz – Germany
By Rosa von Praunheim
WP. A short that will screen prior to Elfi Mikesch’s narrative feature Fieber (Fever).

Previously announced in Panorama Dokumente:

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? by Michel Gondry, France (EP)

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