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  • Kida Noyman

#Berlinale2024: First Films in Panorama Confirmed - Counter Movements

Saoirse Ronan in Nora Fingscheidt's The Outrun.

Panorama has unveiled its first eleven film titles for its upcoming showcase, with seven being world premieres and productions involving 16 countries. These films explore themes of rebellion and antiheroes. Directors Nora Fingscheidt, Jérémy Clapin, Aslı Özge, Josef Hader, Ray Yeung, Jane Schoenbrun, Carmen Jaquier, and Jan Gassmann will present their latest works.

One highlight is the documentary featuring Libuše Jarcovjáková, who reflects on her life's journey against societal norms. “This film exemplifies the kind of stories in our selection,” notes section head Michael Stütz.

"The Outrun," directed by Nora Fingscheidt and starring Saoirse Ronan, follows Rona's journey from London's excesses to self-discovery in Scotland. Josef Hader's film, "Andrea Gets a Divorce," stars Birgit Minichmayr as a policewoman fleeing provincial Austria, blending humor and melancholy.

Carmen Jaquier and Jan Gassmann's "Paradises of Diane" portrays the protagonist Diane's radical departure from her life. Jane Schoenbrun's "I Saw the TV Glow" crosses genre and gender boundaries, and Jérémy Clapin's "Meanwhile on Earth" follows a character's otherworldly quest.

Aslı Özge's "Faruk" and other films focus on defiant generations, with themes of familial bonds and individual rights. Ray Yeung's "All Shall Be Well" features a heroine fighting for her rights after her partner's death.

The Panorama Audience Award, in partnership with radioeins and rbb television, will be presented on February 25 at Zoo Palast. Additionally, the 38th TEDDY AWARD will be presented on February 23 at the Volksbühne.

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