Berlinale Unveils Generation & Retrospective Selections – Deadline


The 71st Berlin International Film Festival unveils its program this week, as the Generation and Retrospective section begins today.

A total of 15 films were selected across two generation competitions focused on youth – Kplus and 14plus. Of the selected titles, 60% is directed. Scroll down for the full list.

The films come from the likes of Canada, China, and Korea. There are eight world shows and six premieres. Movies coming from other festivals include animation Cryptozo, Who was in Sundance and featuring Lake Bell and Michael Cera in the voice cast.

The 2021 program will retroactively focus on the comedies of three actresses – Mae West, Rosalind Russell, and Carol Lombard during the era in which the Motion Picture Production Act (“The Hays Code”) came into effect. There are 27 movies that were released between 1932 and 1943. They are also listed below.

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Buyers will have a chance to watch these movies during the EFM Virtual Competition, which runs from March 1-5. The judges will also be appointed to decide on the festival awards during this period. We hope fans will have the opportunity to see movies in cinemas during a summer event planned in June.

Jill Keblus

bean
Canada
By Tracy Deere
With Kiawentio Tarbel, Rainbow Decerson, Viola Buffet, Polina Alexis

Suddenly, racism became a harsh reality in the life of twelve-year-old Bynes, whose real name is Tekahentahkhwa. Your Mohawk-First Nations community is being threatened by white supremacists. Bynes is learning valuable lessons about standing up for her and her own rights, from her family as well as some powerful new friends. The film is based on the director’s childhood memories of the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec.

Ancelomy (any day now)
Finland
Posted by Hami Ramadan
With Aran Sina Kashfari, Shehab Hosseini, Shabnam Gharibani, Kimya Iskandari
* International premiere

The application for asylum submitted by the Mahdipur family was rejected. Finnish authorities can deport Ramin (13), his younger sister, and their parents at any time. Despite their precarious status as refugees, their daily lives are rich in family rituals of love and humor – and, for the Ramen teen, exciting discoveries along the path of growth.

Han Nan chia ri (blur of summer)
People’s republic of China
By Han Shuai
With Gong Beibi, Huang Tian, ​​Zhang Xinyuan and Yan Xingyue
Debut movie

Guo’s face was covered in a thin layer of sadness. She has to spend the summer alone in Wuhan with her aunt who lives in poor conditions, while her mother leads an impressive life in Shanghai. Being on the verge of becoming a teen, a grisly secret, a yearning for love and security, and fear of being abandoned are Guo’s perennial companions.

Jung Chak Yuk (short vacation)
The Republic of Korea
Written by Kwon Min-pyo, Seo Hansol
With Seol Si-yeon, Bae Yeon-woo, Park So-jung and Han Song-hee
* International premiere / movie debut

What are you looking for when you’re supposed to capture the apocalypse? Together, four school friends travel to explore the unknown suburbs of the big city of Seoul, equipped with an old-fashioned analog camera and a movie of just 27 photos. The mission sharpens their view of the ordinary and opens their eyes to themselves and each other.

The last days at sea
Philippines / Taiwan
By Venice Atienza
* World premiere / documentary / first movie

The world of Reyboy is the sparkling ocean, the hidden treasures of the long coastline, and the taste of honey rice. The director accompanies the Filipino child in his fishing village by the sea as his life is about to change forever. A deep dialogue in thoughts and pictures about the beauty of small things bye.

Ulja Funk’s mission
Germany / Luxembourg / Poland
By Barbara Cronenberg
With Romy Lou Janenhoff, Jonas Aussel, Hildegard Schroeder, Look Fit
* World premiere / movie debut

Ulja (12) is an active, intelligent researcher who never misses a good saying. You don’t want to miss the arrival of the asteroid you just discovered. With her parents’ interest, her partner Henk begins at the same age as the driver and her Russian-German grandmother in the back, a fast-paced road to Belarus movie begins – always following the stars.

Nelly Rap – Agent Monster
Sweden
By Amanda Adolfson
With Matilda Gross, Lily Sixty, Marianne Moorek, Johann Ryburg
* International premiere

Nelly wants to follow her mom’s example, as a monster. When she visits her uncle Hannibal, the door opens to a parallel, hidden world full of ghosts, monsters and Frankenstein. But who should be considered a monster and which side would Nelly decide to be an agent? The film is based on Martin Weidmark’s successful Swedish children’s book series.

Una escuela en Cerro Hueso (schoolhouse in Cerro Hueso)
Argentina
By Betania Cappato
With Mara Pistelli, Pablo Sego, Clementina Vollmer, Irene Ziken
* World premiere

After many rejections, Emma’s parents finally find a safe place for their autistic daughter. In the loving community of the new elementary school in the small town by the river, Emma can silently observe and explore the world at her own pace. The movie gently follows young Ema’s steps, who develop into magical moments.

Generation 14plus

Cryptozo
United States of America
By Dash Show
With Lake Bell, Michael Serra, Zoe Kazan, Louisa Krause, Angelica Papulia
* International premiere / animation

In a grandiose fictional world, humans fight for the existence of menacing and menacing creatures. In a psychedelic underground comic style, filmmaker and comedian Dash Show has crafted a wild ride in which marginalization, social diversity, species protection, and the power of imagination play a role.

fighter
The Republic of Korea
By Jiro Yun
With Lim Seong-mi, Baek Seo-bin, Oh Kwang-rok and Lee Seung-yeon
* International premiere

As a North Korean in exile, Gina had no choice but to literally work her way up. With gentle strength, she began to revolt obstinately against the daily injustice in which she lived as a stranger from a notorious country. While she is accustomed to cruelty, feelings like tenderness or security are new to her. Her personal struggle on her way to recognition goes beyond the boxing ring.

From the wild sea
Denmark
By Robin Petrie
* World premiere / documentary / first movie

Weather conditions are getting more extreme. Giant stranded whale, plastic seals in their bodies, oil-covered swans and dolphins hit by ships – these patients need emergency medical care. The director depicts the critical relationship between humans and wildlife and the consequences of climate change, in deep documentary images that are more impactful than any other explanation.

La Mev (fam)
Switzerland
By Fred Bellev
With Claudia Group, Anis Olderi, Cassia da Costa, Joyce Esther Ndayizenga, Charlie Aridi, Amelie Tounsi, Amandine Joulay, Sarah Tulu
* World premiere

Narrated casually and at the border between fictional and documentary, the film closely blends the life stories of young women who no longer have a real home with their families. They are granted asylum in a makeshift youth home, where they and their caregivers band together to form a new family. Fam is a safe haven for wounded heroes who are not saving themselves or others.

Ningabe
Norway
By Yngvild Sve Flikke
With Christine Coogat Thorpe, Arthur Burning, Nader Khademi, Tora Dietrichson
* World premiere

The baby settled into his stomach unnoticed, and if there’s one thing Raquel knows: she doesn’t want it. The thirsty young woman has a thriving imagination and spends time clarifying her daily life. Hence, Ninjabi appears as a comic character who accompanies Raquel through the madness called growth.

Stop Zemlya
Ukraine
By Katrina Journostay
With Maria Fedorchenko, Arseny Markov, Yana Isainko, Oleksandr Ivanov
* World premiere / movie debut

Hanging out with friends, smoking a lot, spinning bottles and kissing, making mistakes, playing, refusing to accept, dreaming with eyes open – life as a teen can be very beautiful and challenging at the same time. In her debut, the Ukrainian filmmaker composed a profoundly impactful and multi-layered portrait of a generation while it seamlessly flows between novelist and documentary.

Tabaga (White Castle)
Canada / Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Igor Drleacha
With Pavle emerikić, Sumeja Dardagan, Jasmin Geljo and Kerim Čutuna
* World premiere

What would be a beautiful fairy tale for some – boy meets girl – could also be the start of Farouk’s horror movie. The young man is broken between the dark world of his criminal Sarajevo cousins ​​and the discovery of love. The film energetically visualizes and contrasts with the cruelty and tenderness of the experienced and dreamy.

Retrospective movies (in chronological order)

Night after night1932, USA, by Archie May
With George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wayne Gibson, Mae West

Not a man of its own1932, USA, by Wesley Rogels
With Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, Dorothy McCale, Grant Mitchell

I am not an angel, USA 1933, by Wesley Rogels
With Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Wrong with him, USA 1933, by Lowell Sherman
With Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Rowland

Belle of the nineties1934, USA, by Leo McCurry
With Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mac Brown and John Milgan

Lady by choice, USA 1934, by David Burton
With Carol Lombard, May Robson, Roger Pryor, and Walter Connolly

Twentieth century, USA 1934, by Howard Hawks
With John Barrymore, Carol Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Carens

Go to town, USA 1935, by Alexander Hall
With Mae West, Paul Kavanagh, Gilbert Emery, Marjorie Jetson

Hands across the table, USA 1935, by Mitchell Lesson
With Carole Lombard, Fred McMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Alwyn

Going West Young, USA 1936, by Henry Hathaway
With Mae West, Warren William, Randolph Scott and Alice Brady

Klondike Annie1936, USA, by Raoul Walsh
With May West, Victor McLaglin, Philip Reed, and Helen Jerome Eddy

Oh man Godfrey, USA 1936, by Gregory La Cava
With William Powell, Carol Lombard, Alice Brady, Jill Patrick

Nothing is sacred The United States of America 1937, by William A. Wellman
With Carol Lombard, Frederick Marsh, Charles Weiner, Walter Connolly

Real recognition, USA 1937, by Wesley Rogels
With Carole Lombard, Fred McMurray, John Barrymore, Ona Merkel

Every day off, The United States of America 1938, by A. Edward Sutherland
With Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth, Charles Winninger

Four crowd, USA 1938, by Michael Kurtz
With Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell and Patrick Knowles

Women , USA 1939, by George Cukor
With Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Mary Poland

Rented wife1940 USA, by William A. Seiter
With Rosalind Russell, Brian Ahrn, Virginia Bruce and Robert Pinchley

His girl Friday USA 1940, by Howard Hawks
With Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Jane Lockhart

My Little Chickadee, USA 1940, by Edward F. Klein
With Mae West, WC Fields, Joseph Kaliya, Dick Furan

Scandalous design1941 USA, by Norman Turug
With Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, and Lee Bowman

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, USA 1941, by Alfred Hitchcock
With Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Jane Raymond, Jack Carson

This thing is called love1941, USA, by Alexander Hall
With Rosalind Russell, Melvin Douglas, Penny Barnes, Allen Jocelyn

My sister Eileen, USA 1942, by Alexander Hall
With Rosalind Russell, Brian Aharn, Janet Blair and George Tobias

Take a message, baby, USA 1942, by Mitchell Lesson
With Rosalind Russell, Fred McMurray, MacDonald Curry, Constance Moore

to be or not to be1942, USA, by Ernst Lubitch
With Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Presart

What a woman! USA 1943, by Irving Cummings
With Rosalind Russell, Brian Ahearn, Willard Parker and Alan Denhart



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