Film festival: Berlinale wants to show documentary with U2

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Berlinale wants to show documentary with U2

U2 are expected in Berlin.  Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/dpa

U2 are expected in Berlin. photo

© Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/dpa

In about a month, Berlin will again be the center of the film world. Parts of the Berlinale program have now been announced.

the Berlinale also wants to show a documentary film with the band U2 at the festival in February. The musicians are then also expected at the film festival in Berlin, as announced by the festival management.

The film “Kiss the Future” tells of the struggle of the people of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. It is told how the employee of an aid organization with U2 one of rock’s biggest bands to bring global attention to the horrible war and suffering of the people.

The documentary is to run in the Berlinale Special series. Along with Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is one of the major film festivals; the next edition will take place from February 16th to 26th. A number of other films from this year’s program were announced on Wednesday.

In the Panorama section, for example, Frauke Finsterwalder’s “Sisi & Ich” is to be shown, with the actresses Susanne Wolff and Sandra Hüller. According to the announcement, it is a feminist reinterpretation of the myth of the Austro-Hungarian empress.

Director Ilker Çatak (“The spoken word counts”) is also represented in the Panorama with his new film “The Teacher’s Room”. Actress Leonie Benesch (“Babylon Berlin”) plays in it. Also in the program is a documentary about musician Joan Baez.

The films are not in the running for the Golden Bear – the competition entries are not to be announced until Monday.


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