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Berlinale 2020
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Berlinale 2020 Irradiated
Dear journalists, dear friends and colleagues,

it is our pleasure to present as international press agents three fascinating films
at the Berlinale 2020.
We also work for the competition film IRRADIATED by Rithy Panh.

in Berlinale Competition
Italy / Germany / Mexico 2020
92 min
director: Abel Ferrara
script: Abel Ferrara & Christ Zois
with: Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney, Cristina Chiriac
dop: Stefano Falivene
producers: Vivo Film with Rai Cinema, maze pictures, Piano
with support from: MIBACT, DFFF, IDM Südtirol, FFF Bayern, Regione Lazio, EFICINE
world sales: The Match Factory
short synopsis:
Clint (Willem Dafoe) is a damaged man who has retreated to a wintry remote mountain cabin where he hopes to find serenity. He runs a modest cafe where the rare traveler or native of the region visits. But even in his relative isolation he cannot find peace nor escape. On a fateful evening, to confront himself, he begins a journey by dogsled to the world he once knew. He travels through dreams, memory and imagination in an attempt to find his true nature.
The World Premiere of SIBERIA in the Berlinale Competition is scheduled for February 24.
Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe will be available for interviews in Berlin on February 24 and 25. Please forward your interview requests as soon as possible, including your outlets, outlet description, and cell phone and mail address valid in Berlin.
in Berlinale Panorama
Greece / France 2020
101 min
writer / director: Georgis Grigorakis
story by: Georgis Grigorakis, Maria Votti, Vangelis Mourikis
with: Vangelis Mourikis, Argyris Pandazaras, Sofia Kokkali
dop: Giorgos Karvelas
production: Haos Film
in coproduction with: Le Bureau
in coproduction with: The Greek Film Center, ERT, Faliro House, The Match Factory,
N-Coded Pictures, FassB, Blonde
with support from: Eurimages, Centre National du Cinema et de l'Image Animee, Cinemas du Monde, EKOME SA, Creative Europe Media
world sales: The Match Factory
short synopsis:
A slow burning contemporary Western about a native farmer (Vangelis Mourikis) who lives and works alone in a farmhouse in the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece. For years now, he has been fighting with an expanding industrial Monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property. Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son (Argyris Pandazaras), after a twenty year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof. Father and son confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer, a showdown that ultimately yields an unexpected redemption for both. 
The World Premiere of DIGGER in the Berlinale Panorama section is scheduled for February 24.
Director Georgis Grigorakis and the main actors will be available for interviews in Berlin on February 25. Please forward your interview requests as soon as possible, including your outlets, outlet description, and cell phone and mail address valid in Berlin.
in Competition
France / Cambodia 2020
88 min
director: Rithy Panh
screenplay: Rithy Panh, Agnès Sénémaud, Christophe Bataille
with: Bion, André Wilms, Rebecca Marder
dop: Prum Mesa
editing: Rithy Panh
music: Marc Marder
sound design: Eric Tisserand
assistant director: Socheat Cheng
producer: Catherine Dussart
co-producers: Rithy Panh, Emmanuel Migeot, Clémence Coppey
co-production: Anupheap Production, Phnom Penh, France 3, Paris
world sales: Playtime
short synopsis:
Being a survivor cannot be put into words. But you need to live and approach that irradiation that may be without any cause, any knowledge, any possible protection. You need to, for the cause of mankind, experience and understand the various forms of evil – from trenches to atolls, from camps to silence. Evil irradiates. It hurts including further generations. But innocence lies beyond. 
The World Premiere of IRRADIATED in the Berlinale Competition section is scheduled for February 28.
Director / screenwriter Rithy Panh will be available for selected interviews in Berlin on February 28 and 29.
Please contact us for questions or for further information:
Christiane Leithardt
cell +49 175 588 80 86
Wolfgang Werner
cell +49 170 333 93 53
Looking forward to see you in Berlin, best,
Christiane and Wolfgang
Klenzestrasse 24 • 80469 Muenchen • Germany
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