BERLIN — The Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section has completed its main lineup with U.S. pics, including Rebecca Miller’s “The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Craig Lucas’ “The Dying Gaul” and Ventura Pons’ Spanish selection “Amor idiota” (Idiot Love).
Additional entries include Teutonic titles “Willenbrock” by Andreas Dresden, “Keine lieder ueber liebe” (No Songs of Love) by Lars Kraume and Italy’s “La vita che vorrei” (The Life I Want) by Giuseppe Piccioni.
The pics are among the 34 features screening at the Panorama, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with works from 30 countries. The sidebar also is unspooling 18 documentaries and 26 short films.
Other selections include Duncan Tucker’s U.S. pic “Transamerica,” Russia’s “Mars” by Anna Melikian and Park Chul-soo’s “Nok-saek-eui-ja” (Green Chair) from South Korea. Also in the mix are “Omiros” (Hostage), a Greek-Turkish co-production from Constantinos Giannaris, Japan’s “Riyuu” (The Motive) from Nobuhiko Obayashi, Austrian title “Silentium” by Wolfgang Murnberger and “Va, vis et deviens” (Live and Become), a French-Israeli co-production by Radu Mihaileanu.
The Panorama’s main program opens Feb. 10 with the Brazilian film “Redentor” (Redeemer) by Claudio Torres.
Four short-film blocks complete the Panorama: “Funky Desert,” “Soft Dreamers,” “War Is Not Over” and “Lost in Vision.” Pics include “Tama tu” from New Zealander Taika Waititi, whose Oscar-nominated “Two Cars, One Night” won last year’s Panorama Short Film Award. U.S. filmmaker Gary McKendry received an Oscar nomination for his contribution to this year’s Panorama, “Everything in This Country Must.”
The section also includes the full-length pic “Fucking Different!” in which 18 gay and lesbian Berlin filmmakers present 15 films about the sexuality of the opposite sex.