As another world premiere we find Eva, by Benoît Jacquot starring Isabel Hupert, which presents the story of a young writer who meets a mysterious woman he can’t decipher. Museo
, by Alonso Ruizpalacios with Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal, which tells the story of two marginal boys who achieved robbing more than one hundred pre-Hispanic figures from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico, will also be world premiered. Another Spanish-speaking movie is Las Herederas
, by Paraguayan director Marcelo Matinessi, who is also nominated to the Best First Feature Film prize (GWFF Preis).
But there are more films to highlight from this section, since it’s the main and most remarkable one. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
, by Gus Van Sant with Joaquin Phoenix as the main character, as well as the Western comedy Damsel
, by David and Nathan Zellner, and featuring Dior Homme’s star Robert Pattinson, are premiering internationally after being first presented at this year’s edition of Sundance Film Festival
And paying attention to female directors, we must mention Figlia Mia
, by Laura Bispuri and starring Alba Rohrwacher, Valeria Golino and Sara Casu, that deepens into the quest for finding one’s identity through a ten-year-old Sardinian girl. Also, Touch Me Not
, by Romanian director Adina Pintilie, which looks at how we can find intimacy in the most unexpected ways through an approach that makes the film look something between fiction and reality.
But there are five films not competing for the Golden and Silver Bears, like 7 Days in Entebbe
, by José Padilha, based on a true story of four hijackers who seized a French flight to demand to Israel the release of Palestinian prisoners; Ága
, by Milko Lazarov, a strange love story between a couple who live in the icy wastes of the north and whose life is arduous; and Eldorado
, by Markus Imhoof, a powerful story about Europe’s injustice and mistreatment towards refugees.