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Berlinale: Sean Penn’s documentary is also included

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Berlinale wants to show Sean Penn’s documentary on Ukraine

The festival program of the Berlinale 2023 is about three weeks before the start. Hollywood star Sean Penn is to present his documentary “Superpower” about Ukraine – he met the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj.

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HANDOUT – US actor Sean Penn (l) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj in a scene from the documentary “Superpower”. The new film by director A. Kaufman and Sean Penn is part of the Berlinale Special Gala series. Photo: -/The People’s Servant/Berlinale/dpa – ATTENTION: Only for editorial use until March 24th, 2023 in connection with reporting on the Berlin International Film Festival 2023 and only with full naming of the credits mentioned.

The world premiere of “Superpower” is now also planned in Berlin, as the festival management announced on Monday. Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian also announced the competition program. This year’s edition of the Berlinale takes place from February 16th to 26th. February 24 also marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.

This time 18 films are in the running for the Golden Bear. There are five German productions. Director Margarethe von Trotta, for example, dealt with the writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Vicky Krieps and Ronald Zehrfeld play in their film «Ingeborg Bachmann – Reise in die Wüste».

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