Thirteen films have already been selected to participate in the "Generation" section of the 2009 Berlinale - seven in "Kplus" and six in "14plus." A record number of more than 1000 films have been submitted this year. For the first time, Generation will screen a documentary for its younger audiences in the Kplus competition. Mexican director Eugenio Polgovsky's "Los herederos" explores how "hard work defines the lives and existence of children and their families." "We cannot ignore documentary material that has such an enormous impact on the screen," said section director Maryanne Redpath in a statement. The selection process for Generation will be completed in early January. To date, the following films have been invited: Phillippe Falardeau's "C'est pas moi, je le jure!," Fredrik Edfeldt's "Flickan," Lars Buechel's "Lippels Traum," Eugenio Polgovsky's "Los herederos," Lotte Svendsen's "Max Pinlig," Igor Veyshtagin's "Mamma Mu & Krakan," Atalay Tadiken's "Mommo," Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa's "Cherrybomb," Ning Jingwu's "Gun Lala de qiang," Mijke de Jong's "Het zusje van Katia," Cheng Hsiao-Tse's "Miao Miao," David Lee Miller's "My Suicide" and Aida Begi's "Snijeg."
By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 17, 2008 at 9:05AM