“The New Man,” Fassbinder doc set for Berlinale

Fassbinder: To Love without Demands, B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin and The New Man are among the docs set to screen in the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival's 'Panorama' section.
December 16, 2014

Fassbinder: To Love without Demands, B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin and The New Man are to have their world premieres at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

The titles are among seven docs set to play in the festival’s 36th annual ‘Panorama’ program.

Danish filmmaker Christian Braad Thomsen’s Fassbinder: To Love without Demands features a newly discovered archival interview shot in a Cannes hotel room with German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Meanwhile, Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck and Heiko Lange’s B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin is about the creative scene in West Berlin in the 1980s; while Aldo Garay’s The New Man is about a Nicaraguan boy who decides to have a sex change as guerrilla groups wage war against Uruguay’s military dictatorship in the 1980s.

In addition, Czech Republic director Veronika Liskova’s Daniel’s World will make its international premiere in Berlin. The film profiles a pedophile who is open with his friends and family about his sexual proclivities.

Beyond these premieres, three other films will continue their festival runs in Berlin.

Iraqi-Swiss filmmaker Samir’s 3D documentary Iraqi Odyssey looks at the history of Iraq through the eyes of an émigré family over more than half a century. The film is making its European debut at the Berlinale.

Elsewhere, Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno’s The Yes Men are Revolting follows the titular activist pranksters as they set their sights on oil giant Shell at the Copenhagen Climate Conference; while Jim Chuchu’s Stories of Our Lives dramatizes stories of LGBT people living in Kenya.

The 2015 Berlinale takes place from February 5-15.

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