Berlin unveils Generation lineup

Two sections pick 24 films

The Berlin Film Festival unveiled on Monday the complete competition lineup for its children and youth films sections, Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. The Generation duo will screen 24 features, including eight world premieres, plus 31 shorts from 20 countries.

The section for younger kids, Generation Kplus, will open Feb. 8 at the Zoo Palast with the Dutch film “Waar is het Paard van Sinterklaas?” (Where Is Winky’s Horse), directed by Mischa Kamp.

Opening Generation 14plus will be Australia’s “The Black Balloon,” helmed by Elissa Down.

Among the contributions is a new adaptation of popular Euro Western comicbook “Lucky Luke,” the French pic “Tous a l’ouest!, Une aventure de Lucky Luke” (Go West! A Lucky Luke Adventure), helmed by Olivier Jean-Marie.

Generation 14plus will feature documentaries for the first time. “Love, Peace & Beatbox,” helmed by Volker Meyer-Dabisch, takes an atmospheric look at the Berlin subculture of beatboxing. In “War Child,” director Christian Karim Chrobog accompanies hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal on a journey into his past as a child soldier in Sudan. Jal will present the film in Berlin.

The section will also screen Shane Meadows’ “Somers Town,” a black-and-white study of a London neighborhood. Pic stars Thomas Turgoose, the young star of Meadows’ “This Is England.”

“Buda Az Sharm Foru Rikht” (Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame), Hana Makhmalbaf (Iran/France)
“Chop Shop,” Ramin Bahrani, (U.S.)
“Cykelmyggen og Dansemyggen” (A Tale of Two Mozzies), Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist-Moller, (Denmark)
“Flower in the Pocket,” Liew Seng Tat (Malaysia)
“Hey Hey it’s Esther Blueburger,” Cathy Randall (Australia)
“Kung Fu Kun” (Kung Fu Kid), Issei Oda (Japan)
“Mutum,” Sandra Kogut (Brazil/France)
“Titanics ti liv” (The Ten Lives of Titanic the Cat), Grethe Boe (Norway)
“Tous a l’ouest, Une aventure de Lucky Luke” (Go West! A Lucky Luke adventure), Olivier Jean-Marie, (France)
“Waar is het Paard van Sinterklaas? (Where Is Winky’s Horse?),” Mischa Kamp (Netherlands)

“A Little Night Fright,” Mischa Livingstone (U.S.)
“Andante Mezzo Forte,” Annarita Zambrano (France)
“Chepogi,” Leon Estrin (Russia)
“Golden Guy,” Julia Tews (Germany)
“Girls Room,” Maria Gigante (U.S.)
“Jauna Suga” (The New Species), Evalds Lacis (Latvia)
“Kroshechka-Khavroshechka,” Inga Korzhneva (Russia)
“KuyGorozh,” Sergey Merinov (Russia)
“Medvezhii istorii” (Bears’ Stories), Marina Karpova (Russia)
“Min morbror tyckte mycket om gult” (My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow), Mats Olof Olsson (Sweden)
“Nana,” Warwick Thornton (Australia)
“New Boy,” Steph Green, (Ireland)
“Run,” Mark Albiston (New Zealand)
“Rybka” (The Tiny Fish), Sergei Ryabov (Russia)
“Post!,” Christian Asmussen and Matthias Bruhn (Germany)
“Taua” (War Party), Tearepa Kahi (New Zealand)
“The Trophy,” Justine Simei-Barton (New Zealand)
“The Air Ace,” Svilen Dimitrov (Bulgaria)

“32A,” Marian Quinn (Ireland/Germany)
“Ben X,” Nic Balthazar (Belgium/The Netherlands)
“The Black Balloon,” Elissa Down (Australia)
“Ciao bella,” Mani Maserrat-Agah (Sweden)
“Cidade dos Homens” (City of Men),” Paulo Morelli, (Brazil)
“Dunya & Desie,” Dana Nechushtan (Netherlands/Belgium)
“Fighter,” Natasha Arthy (Denmark)
“Love, Peace & Beatbox,” Volker Meyer-Dabisch (Germany)
“Munyurangabo” (Liberation Day), Lee Isaac Chung, (U.S./Rwanda)
“September,” Peter Carstairs (Australia)
Sita Sings the Blues,” Nina Paley (U.S.)
“Somers Town,” Shane Meadows (U.K.)
“To Verdener” (Worlds Apart), Niels Arden Oplev (Denmark)
“War Child,” Christian Karim Chrobog (U.S.)

“Cafe com Leite” (You, Me and Him), Daniel Ribeiro (Brazil)
“Cherries,” Tom Harper (U.K.)
“Firewood,” Miikka Leskinen (U.K./Finland)
“First,” Tinge Krishnan (U.K.)
“Joao e o Cao” (John and the Dog), Andre Marques (Portugal)
“Juvenile,” China Moo-Young (U.K.)
“Kompisar” (Flatmates), Magnus Mork (Sweden/Norway)
“Les Vulnerables” (The Vulnerable Ones), Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, (U.S.)
“Bool-eul Ji-pyeo-ra” (Light my Fire), Lee Jong-pil (South Korea)
“Meditations on a Name,” Bonnie Elliott (Australia)
“Myskvall” (Spending the Night), Amanda Adolfsson (Sweden)
“Take 3,” Roseanne Liang (New Zealand)
“Yolk,” Stephen Lance (Australia)