The year’s first major European festival has announced the first round of titles to play in the Generation programme, traditionally a home for NZ content.
20 NZ titles have played in the Generation programmes since 2010, with Boy, Manurewa, Meathead, The Six Dollar Fifty Man and This Way of Life all coming away prize-winners. In the first announcement for the Berlinale’s 2015 edition, which reveals 13 titles, no NZ films are named.
Australia’s Paper Planes is one of three from beyond Europe’s borders and the only southern hemisphere title.
The Berlinale announcements will roll out until the full programme becomes available on 28 January. The Berlinale runs 5 – 15 February.
The first round of Generation selections is:
The Beat Beneath My Feet, John Williams – Great Britain
Corbo, Mathieu Denis – Canada
Flocken (Flocking), Beata Gårdeler – Sweden
Nena, Saskia Diesing – Netherlands / Germany
Short Skin, Duccio Chiarini – Italy
Cykelmyggen og Minibillen (Mini and the Mozzies), Jannik Hastrup and Flemming Quist Møller – Denmark
Dhanak (Rainbow), Nagesh Kukunoor – India
Dorsvloer vol Confetti (Confetti Harvest), Tallulah Schwab – Netherlands
Golden Kingdom, Brian Perkins – USA
Kar Korsanları (Snow Pirates), Faruk Hacıhafızoğlu – Turkey
Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister), Sanna Lenken – Sweden / Germany
Paper Planes, Robert Connolly – Australia
You’re Ugly Too, Mark Noonan – Ireland