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Berlinale Series

Feb 8, 2021 8:57:52 PM / by Hélène Lambert

After announcing that the Berlinale 2021 would be held in two stages: a first virtual part for the press and professionals (1-5 March) followed by a "summer special" dedicated to the public (9-20 June), the Festival organisation has unveiled its Generation, Retrospective, Berlinale Shorts, Forum, Forum Expanded and Berlinale Series selections. 

Discover the full list of selected productions on Moonday!

Berlinale Series programme includes six titles

Among them, two productions from Latin America: Entre hombres by the Argentinian director Pablo Fendrik and the Brazilian TV series Os últimos dias de Gilda created and directed by Gustavo Pizzi. On the Anglo-Saxon side, we find the Ted Passon and Yoni Brook's US docuseries Philly D.A. and the UK series It's a Sin directed by Peter Hoar. The Austro-German production Ich Und Die Anderen by David Schalko will be screened at the Berlinale as well as the Danish-Swedish TV series Snöänglar directed by Anna Zackrisson.

Berlinale Series


Pablo Fendrik - Argentina 

It is the golden age of gangs, and one of the darkest times for the police, who are controlled by a group of millionaire commissioners sharing in the illicit businesses of Buenos Aires.

Produced by: Pol-ka,HBO Latin America Group
With: Gabriel Goity, Nicolás Furtado, Diego Velázquez, Diego Cremonesi, Claudio Rissi...

David Schalko - Austria, Germany

The title says it all. A character struggles with himself and the world and is allowed to reshuffle the cards in each of the six episodes. But: What happens if the others suddenly behave the way we want them to? What happens to the "I" if the relationship is constantly changing anew as a result, if new constellations with "the others" keep emerging, which inevitably escalate? Ich und die Anderen is a series of funny and tragic discourses. A new narrative in the jungle of serial diversity. A surreal trip through the minefields of identity and ego. Perhaps even a genre that does not yet exist in this form.

Produced by: Superfilm Filmproduktions GmbH, Sky Deutschland 
With: Tom Schilling, Lars Eidinger, Katharina Schüttler, Sophie Rois, Mavie Hörbiger

Peter Hoar - United Kingdom 

It’s A Sin explores the lives of Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin as they embark on a new life in London at the beginning of the 1980s. Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill, find themselves thrown together, and soon share each other’s adventures. But a new virus is on the rise, and soon their lives will be tested in ways they never imagined. As the decade passes, and they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they’re determined to live and love more fiercely than ever.

Produced by: Red Productions 
Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Fry, Keeley Hawes, Nathaniel Curtis


Gustavo Pizzi - Brazil

Gilda is a free woman, in the most literal sense of the word. Her independence bothers the neighborhood, especially Cacilda, wife of Ismael who is running for public office through a party linked to a religious group.

With: Karine Teles, Julia Stockler, Antonio Saboia, Ana Carbatti, Lucas Gouvêa
Produced by: Baleia Filmes 


Ted Passon, Yoni Brook - United States

A groundbreaking inside look at the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.

With: Larry Krasner
Produced by: Department of Motion Pictures, All Ages Productions, Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Anna Zackrisson - Denmark, Sweden

Two days before Christmas, while Sweden is paralyzed by a heavy snowstorm, the five-week-old baby Lukas inexplicably disappears from his home. The experienced police officer Alice thinks that something is not right in parents' stories.

With: Josefin Asplund, Eva Melander, Maria Rossing, Ardalan Esmaili, Cecilia Nilsson
Produced by: Happy Ending Film & TV, Yellow Bird

The next revelations of the Berlinale line-up will be announced on the 10th of February (Encounters, Panorama et Perspektive Deutsches Kino) and on the 11th of February (Competition and Berlinale Special). 

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Tags: Berlin International Film Festival, Festivals, Series

Written by Hélène Lambert

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