An exciting and varied array of UK films and co-productions are in selection for the 67th Berlinale which kicks off in just under two weeks.
In the Competition line-up we’re looking forward to the world premiere of Sally Potter’s The Party which features a stellar cast including; Timothy Spall, Kristen Scott Thomas and Cillian Murphy. Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait will screen out of competition along with the hotly anticipated T2 Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) which reunites the original 1995 cast including Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller and Ewan Bremmer.
Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, which premiered at Sundance in January, will screen in the Panorama category and in the Panorama Documentary strand we look forward to Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Erase and Forget. Philipp Kadelbach’s SS-GB, starring Sam Riley features in the Berlinale Special category and Michael Winterbottom’s documentary On the Road will screen in Generation. Almost Heaven (Carol Salter) and Butterfly Kisses (Rafael Kapelinski) will screen as part of the Generation 14Plus line-up and are each nomnated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award and the GWFF Best First Feature Award respectively. In the Forum Expanded category expect to see The Welfare of Thomas Hallissy (Duncan Campbell), Asbestos (Sasha Litvintseva & Graeme Arnfield) and When Things Occur (Oraib Toukan).
George Orwell’s infamous 1984 (Michael Anderson) will screen as part of the Berlinale Retrospective, and in the Berlinale Classics we look forward to James Ivory’s Maurice, starring Hugh Grant.
See below for a listing of British and UK Co-produced films in selection. More titles are expected to be announced.
The Party (Sally Potter) WP
Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) WP (UK/France) (Out of Competition)
T2 Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) EP (Out of Competition)
Viceroy’s House (Gurinder Chadha) WP (India/UK) (Out of Competition)
God’s Own Country (Francis Lee) EP
- PANORAMA DOCUMENTARY
Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman) WP
- BERLINALE SPECIALE
SS-GB (Philipp Kadelbach) WP
1984 (Michael Anderson) 1956
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick) (UK/USA) 1975
Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson) 1981
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick) 1971
Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack) (UK/USA) 1985
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) (UK/USA) 1980
- BERLINALE CLASSICS
Maurice (James Ivory) 1987
- FORUM EXPANDED
The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy (Duncan Campbell) WP
Asbestos (Sasha Litvintseva & Graeme Arnfield) WP
When Things Occur (Oraib Toukan) IP
- GENERATION 14PLUS
On The Road (Michael Winterbottom) WP
Butterfly Kisses (Rafael Kapelinski) WP
Almost Heaven (Carol Salter) WP
- GENERATION 14PLUS - SHORTS
White Riot: London (Rubika Shah) EP
KEY: WP = World Premiere / EP = European Premiere