Berlinale Forum Announces 2011 Program


With 39 films in the main program and 6 films as specials, the 41st Forum of the Berlinale will be screening 24 world premieres and 12 international premieres February 10 through 20. In addition, Forum will show 8 films by the seminal Japanese director Shibuya Minoru, who directed more than four dozen films between 1937 and 1966.

Last year, Berlinale Forum selected Winter’s Bone, The Oath, Sawako Decides, among other important finds.

More to come, but for now, here’s the raw list for this year:

Main Programme
Amnesty by Bujar Alimani, Albania/Greece/France – WP
Auf der Suche (Looking for Simon) by Jan Krüger, Germany/France – WP
Ausente (Absent) by Marco Berger, Argentina – WP
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye by Marie Losier, USA/France – WP
Brownian Movement by Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands/Germany/Belgium – EP
Cheonggyecheon Medley: A Dream of Iron by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Republic of Korea – IP
Day Is Done by Thomas Imbach, Switzerland – WP
Dom (The House) by Zuzana Liová, Slowak Republic/Czech Republic – WP
E-Love by Anne Villaceque, France – IP
De Engel van Doel (An Angel in Doel) by Tom Fassaert, The Netherlands/Belgium – WP
En terrains connus (Familiar Ground) by Stéphane Lafleur, Canada – WP
FIT by Hirosue Hiromasa, Japan – IP
Folge mir (Follow Me) by Johannes Hammel, Austria – IP
Halaw (Ways of the Sea) by Sheron Dayoc, The Philippines – EP
Heaven’s Story by Zeze Takahisa, Japan – IP
Hi-So by Aditya Assarat, Thailand – EP
Jagadangchak: shidaejeongshin kwa hyeonshilchamyeo (Self Referential Traverse: Zeitgeist and Engagement) by Kim Sun, Republic of Korea – WP
Kazoku X (Household X) by Yoshida Kōki, Japan – IP
Man chu (Late Autumn) by Kim Tae-Yong, Republic of Korea/Hongkong, China/USA – EP
Made in Poland by Przemysław Wojcieszek, Poland – IP
Les mains libres (Free Hands) by Brigitte Sy, France – IP
El mocito (The Young Butler) by Marcela Said, Jean de Certeau, Chile – WP
Nesvatbov (Matchmaking Mayor) by Erika Hníková, Czech Republic – IP
Ocio (Idleness) by Alejandro Lingenti, Juan Villegas, Argentina – IP
Osmdesát dopisů (Eighty Letters) by Václav Kadrnka, Czech Republic – WP
Os residentes (The Residents) by Tiago Mata Machado, Brasil – IP
Patang (The Kite) by Prashant Bhargava, India/USA – WP
Poor kor karn rai (The Terrorists) by Thunska Pansittivorakul, Germany/Thailand – WP
Sekai Good Morning!! (Good Morning to the World!!) by Hirohara Satoru, Japan – EP
Silver Bullets/Art History by Joe Swanberg, USA – WP
State of Violence by Khalo Matabane, Republic of South Africa/France – EP
Submarine by Richard Ayoade, Great Britain – EP
Swans by Hugo Vieira da Silva, Germany/Portugal – WP
Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols, USA – IP
Territoire perdu by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, France/Belgium – WP
Traumfabrik Kabul (Kabul Dream Factory) by Sebastian Heidinger, Germany/Afghanistan – WP
Unter Kontrolle (Under Control) by Volker Sattel, Germany – WP
Utopians by Zbigniew Bzymek, USA – WP
Viva Riva! by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Democratic Republic of Congo/France/Belgium – EP

Special Screenings
Dreileben – WP
Etwas besseres als den Tod by Christian Petzold, Germany
Komm mir nicht nach by Dominik Graf, Germany
Eine Minute Dunkel by Christoph Hochhäusler, Germany
Eine Serie von Gedanken by Heinz Emigholz, Germany – WP
Himmel und Erde by Michael Pilz, Austria, 1979-82 (Revival screening)
Sleepless Nights Stories by Jonas Mekas, USA – WP
The Stool Pigeon by Dante Lam, Hongkong, China – EP
Twenty Cigarettes by James Benning, USA – WP

Shibuya Minoru
Honjitsu kyushin (Doctor’s Day Off) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1952
Gendaijin (Modern People) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1952
Seigi-ha (Righteousness) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1957
Akujo no kisetsu (The Days of Evil Women) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1958
Mozu (The Shrikes) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1961
Kojin kojitsu (A Good Man, a Good Day) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1961
Yopparai tengoku (Drunkard’s Paradise) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1962
Daikon to ninjin (The Radish and the Carrot) by Shibuya Minoru, Japan 1964

EP = European premiere
IP = International premiere
WP = World premiere