Berlin Film Festival Unveils First Titles: Isabelle Huppert-Starring ‘About Joan’ & ‘Against The Ice’ With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Joe Cole Among Lineup

The 2022 Berlin International Film Festival has revealed its first titles, including seven films that have been invited to the Berlinale Special program. You can see the full list of confirmed films below.

Those seven include Peter Flinth’s Against The Ice, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed and Charles Dance, and Laurent Larivière’s About Joan, starring Isabelle Huppert, which both play as Berlinale Special Galas.

The Panorama program has unveiled 13 titles, with Generation confirming eight features, and further films set for Forum and Forum Expanded.

The Forum includes Myanmar Diaries, a doc/feature hybrid from the Myanmar Film Collective that highlights violence suffered by Burmese citizens.

“The pandemic has created distances – not only between people but also the way we see the world. Amongst the 2022 selection are films shot during the pandemic, reflecting on how it feels to be disconnected from others. It is with this first batch of films that we want to highlight the power of cinema as a tool that connects people, places and times ahead“, said the Artistic Director of the Berlinale, Carlo Chatrian.

First wave of Berlinale titles:

Berlinale Special Gala

Against the Ice
Iceland / USA / Denmark
by Peter Flinth
with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Heida Reed, Charles Dance
World premiere

À propos de Joan (About Joan)
France / Germany / Ireland
by Laurent Larivière
with Isabelle Huppert, Lars Eidinger, Swann Arlaud
World premiere

Gangubai Kathiawadi
by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
with Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn
World premiere

Der Passfälscher (The Forger)
by Maggie Peren
with Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler
World premiere

Berlinale Special
Le chêne (Heart of Oak)
by Laurent Charbonnier, Michel Seydoux
International premiere / documentary form

1341 Framim Mehamatzlema Shel Micha Bar-Am (1341 Frames of Love and War)
Israel / United Kingdom / USA
by Ran Tal
World premiere / documentary Form

Nothing Lasts Forever
by Jason Kohn
World premiere / documentary Form

Berlin Panorama

Alle reden übers Wetter (Talking About the Weather)
by Annika Pinske
with Anne Schäfer, Anne-Kathrin Gummich, Judith Hofmann, Marcel Kohler, Max Riemelt
World premiere / Debut film

The Apartment with Two Women
Republic of Korea
by Kim Se-in
with Im Jee-ho, Yang Mal-bok
International premiere / Debut film

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
by Nina Menkes
with Julie Dash, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Rosanna Arquette, Eliza Hittman
International premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Calcinculo (Swing Ride)
Italy / Switzerland
by Chiara Bellosi
with Gaia Di Pietro, Andrea Carpenzano
World premiere

Dreaming Walls
Belgium / France / USA / Netherlands / Sweden
by Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Ukraine / Turkey
by Maryna Er Gorbach
with Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergiy Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina

A Love Song
by Max Walker-Silverman
with Dale Dickey, Wes Studi
International premiere / debut film

Myanmar Diaries
Netherlands / Myanmar / Norway
by The Myanmar Film Collective
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Nel mio nome (Into My Name)
by Nicolò Bassetti
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Nelly & Nadine
by Magnus Gertten
World premiere / Panorama Dokumente

Nous, Étudiants ! (We, Students!)
Central African Republic / France / Democratic Republic of the Congo / Saudi Arabia
by Rafiki Fariala
World premiere / debut film / Panorama Dokumente

Ta farda (Until Tomorrow)
Iran / France / Qatar
by Ali Asgari
with Sadaf Asgari, Ghazal Shojaei, Babak Karimi, Amirreza Ranjbaran, Nahal Dashti, Mohammad Heidari
World premiere

by Tim Sutton
with Colson Baker, Megan Fox, Maddie Hasson, Scoot McNairy, Ruby Rose, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., Lil Tjay
World premiere

Generation – Long Films

Allons enfants (Rookies)
by Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai
World premiere / documentary form

USA / Mexico
by Rebeca Huntt
with Rebeca Huntt
European premiere / debut film / documentary form

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)
by Colm Bairéad
with Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett
World premiere

Comedy Queen
by Sanna Lenken
with Sigrid Johnson, Ellen Taure, Oscar Töringe
International premiere

Kind Hearts
by Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
World premiere / documentary form

Knor (Oink)
by Mascha Halberstad
with Hiba Ghafry, Matsen Montsma, Kees Prins
World premiere / debut film / animation

Millie Lies Low
New Zealand
by Michelle Savill
with Ana Scotney, Jillian Nguyen
International premiere / debut film

My Father’s Truck
USA / Vietnam
by Mauricio Osaki
with Trung Anh, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Kiều Trinh Nguyễn
World premiere / debut film

by Mariano Biasin
with Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo
World premiere / debut film

Tytöt tytöt tytöt (Girl Picture)
by Alli Haapasalo
with Aamu Milonoff, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino
European premiere


Germany / Spain / Republic of Korea (South Korea) / Serbia
by Dane Komljen
with Jonasz Hapka, Signe Westberg, Boban Kaludjer
World premiere

Akyn (Poet)
by Darezhan Omirbayev
with Yerdos Kanayev, Serik Salkinbayev, Klara Kabylgazina
European premiere

La edad media (The Middle Ages)
by Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña
with Cleo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña, Alejo Moguillansky
World premiere

Germany / France
by Philip Scheffner
with Rhim Ibrir, Thierry Cantin, Didier Cuillierier
World premiere

Une Fleur à la bouche (A Flower in the Mouth)
France / Germany / Republic of Korea (South Korea)
by Éric Baudelaire
with Oxmo Puccino, Dali Benssalah
World premiere

Miền ký ức (Memoryland)
Vietnam / Germany
by Kim Quy Bui
with Mong Giao Vu, Thi Thu Trang Nguyen, Van Thai Nguyen
European premiere

Mis dos voces (My Two Voices)
by Lina Rodriguez
with Ana Garay Kostic, Marinela Piedrahita, Claudia Montoya
World premiere / documentary form

Nuclear Family
USA / Singapore
by Erin Wilkerson, Travis Wilkerson
with Travis Wilkerson, Erin Wilkerson, Matilda Wilkerson
European premiere / documentary form

Super Natural
by Jorge Jácome
with Alexis Fernandes, Bárbara Matos, Celestine Ngantonga Ndzana
World premiere

The United States of America
by James Benning
World premiere

Forum Expanded

O Dente do Dragão (Dragon Tooth)
by Rafael Castanheira Parrode
World premiere

Home When You Return
by Carl Elsaesser
International premiere

Jail Bird in a Peacock Chair
Germany / USA
by James Gregory Atkinson
International premiere

Sol in the Dark
by Mawena Yehouessi
World premiere

by Lydia Nsiah
World premiere

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