European Shooting Star Ella Rumpf from Switzerland plays one of the lead roles in the series FREUD by Marvin Kren
European Shooting Star Ella Rumpf from Switzerland plays one of the lead roles in the series FREUD by Marvin Kren

EFP (European Film Promotion) congratulates 22 participants of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and 38 former PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE who will be celebrating the premieres of their films during this year's Berlin International Film Festival. The 2020 Dutch Shooting Star Bilal Wahib joins Jonas Smulders (participant in 2018) in the drama Paradise Drifters, while the current Swiss Shooting Star Ella Rumpf is playing one of the leads in Freud which will open the Berlinale Series section. The Class of 2019 is also making a splash: three of last year's Shooting Stars are returning to the festival with their latest films: Franz Rogowski, who has two films: Undine in Competition and Black Milk in the Panorama section. The Panorama will also be featuring Elliott Crosset Hove, starring in Wildland, while Milan Maric is appearing in The Father. Coming full circle, Luca Marinelli (participant from Italy in 2013) is a member of this year's International Jury.

Former PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE have also been very busy. Switzerland's Dan Wechsler (participant in 2011) produced or co-produced four films: All the Dead Ones in Competition, A Common Crime and Pari in the Panorama section, while Malmkrog will be presented in the new Encounters programme. His Swiss colleague Joëlle Bertossa (participant in 2013) also co-produced The Salt of Tears – showing in Competition – and the Generation 14plus title Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, while the Romanian producer Ada Solomon (participant in 2011) is presenting two films in the Forum, The Exit of the Trains and Uppercase Print, which were both directed by her longtime collaborator Radu Jude – to name just a few.

Please find below the full list of films with participation by EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE. Both programmes are made possible thanks to the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating national film institutes, EFP's member organisations.

In Competition

All the Dead Ones by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra
Brazil, France
associate produced by Dan Wechsler
world premiere

Bad Tales by Fabio and Damiano D'Innocenzo
Italy, Switzerland
featuring Elio Germano
co-produced by Tiziana Soudani (†)
world premiere

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani
Germany, The Netherlands
featuring Jella Haase
produced by Jochen Laube, co-produced by Leontine Petit
world premiere

Delete History by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
France, Belgium
produced by Sylvie Pialat
world premiere

Hidden Away by Giorgio Diritti
featuring Elio Germano
world premiere

My Little Sister by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
featuring Nina Hoss
world premiere

The Salt of Tears by Philippe Garrel
France, Switzerland
co-produced by Joëlle Bertossa
world premiere

Siberia by Abel Ferrara
Italy, Germany, Mexico
produced by Marta Donzelli
world premiere

Undine by Christian Petzold
Germany, France
featuring Franz Rogowski
world premiere


A l'abordage by Guillaume Brac
produced by Grégoire Debailly
world premiere

Black Milk by Uisenma Borchu
Germany, Mongolia
featuring Franz Rogowski
world premiere

A Common Crime by Francisco Márquez
Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland
co-produced by Dan Wechsler
world premiere

Digger by Georgis Grigorakis
Greece, France
produced by Maria Hatzakou
world premiere / debut film

Exil by Visar Morina
Germany, Belgium, Kosovo
produced by Janine Jackowski

Father by Srdan Golubovic
Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
featuring Milan Maric, Nikola Rakocevic
produced by Jelena Mitrovic, Adis Djapo
world premiere

Hope by Maria Sødahl
Norway, Sweden
exec. produced by Yngve Sæther, co-produced by Lizette Jonjic

Mare by Andrea Štaka
Switzerland, Croatia
featuring Marija Skaricic, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz
world premiere

Mogul Mowgli by Bassam Tariq
United Kingdom
featuring Riz Ahmed
produced by Riz Ahmed
world premiere

Pari by Siamak Etemadi
Greece, France, The Netherlands, Bulgaria
produced by Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, co-produced by Borislav Chouchkov, Dan Wechsler
world premiere / debut film

Wildland by Jeanette Nordahl
featuring Elliott Crosset Hove, Joachim Fjelstrup
produced by Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, associate produced by Mimmi Spang, Maria Ekerhovd
world premiere / debut film

Generation Kplus

Monty and the Street Party by Anders Morgenthaler and Mikael Wulff
featuring Iben Hjejle (voice)
co-produced by Lizette Jonjic
International Premiere / Animation

Schoolgirls by Pilar Palomero
featuring Natalia de Molina
world premiere / debut film

Generation 14plus

Cocoon by Leonie Krippendorff
featuring Jella Haase
world premiere

Jumbo by Zoé Wittock
France, Belgium, Luxembourg
co-produced by Gilles Chanial
debut film

Paradise Drifters by Mees Peijnenburg
The Netherlands
featuring Jonas Smulders, Bilal Wahib
Internationale premiere / debut film

Pompei by Anna Falguères, John Shank
Belgium, France, Canada
produced by Joseph Roushop, Kim McCraw (Producers Lab Toronto)

Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness by Massoud Bakhshi
France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Iran
co-produced by Nicole Gerhards, Joëlle Bertossa, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Programme "On Transmission":

The Architect by Ina Weisse
Germany 2008
featuring Maria Hofstätter

On Body and Soul by Ildikó Enyedi
Hungary 2017
featuring Réka Tenki
produced by András Muhi

Programme Encounters

Malmkrog by Cristi Puiu
Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia, North Macedonia
produced by Anca Puiu, co-produced by Milan Stojanovic, Dan Wechsler, Labina Mitevska
world premiere

Servants von Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovak Republic, Romania, Czech Republic, Ireland
co-produced by Oana Giurgiu, Pavel Strnad, Marek Urban
world premiere


The Exit of the Trains by Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflâncă
produced by Ada Solomon
world premiere / documentary

Uppercase Print by Radu Jude
produced by Ada Solomon
International premiere

Window Boy Would Also Like to Have A Submarine by Alex Piperno
Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, The Netherlands, Philippines
co-produced by Frank Hoeve
world premiere

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Opening film

Kids Run von Barbara Ott
featuring Jannis Niewöhner
world premiere / debut film

Sleep by Michael Venus
featuring Agata Buzek, Max Hubacher
produced by Verena Gräfe-Höft
world premiere

Berlinale Special

Charlatan by Agnieszka Holland
Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Slovak Republic
co-produced by Klaudia Smieja
world premiere / gala

Curveball by Johannes Naber
produced by Amir Hamz
world premiere / gala

Numbers by Oleg Sentsov
Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, France
co-produced by Helena Uldrichova
world premiere

Berlinale Series

Freud by Marvin Kren
Austria, Germany, Czech Republic
featuring Ella Rumpf, Georg Friedrich
Broadcaster: ORF, Netflix
world premiere

Sex by Amalie Næsby Fick
executive produced by Ditte Milsted
Broadcaster: TV 2 Denmark
Internationale Premiere

Trigonometry by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Ep. 1-5), Stella Corradi (Ep. 6-8)
United Kingdom
featuring Lucy Russell
Broadcaster: BBC2, HBO Max (USA)
world premiere


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