Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Scott Roxborough on February 11, 2021.
The Berlin Film Festival on Thursday unveiled the titles that will compete in the 2021 Berlinale as well as the high-profile features screening out of competition in Berlin’s Berlinale Specials section.
Albatross from French director Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men), Introduction by acclaimed Korean director Hong Sangsoo (The Woman Who Ran), Petite Maman from Portrait of a Lady on Fire director Céline Sciamma; and I’m Your Man, described as a sci-fi romantic comedy starring Toni Erdmann‘s Sandra Hüller, from German filmmaker Maria Schrader (Emmy winner for Netflix’s Unorthodox) are among the high-profile arthouse titles that will have their world premieres in competition in Berlin this year. Next Door, the directorial debut of German acting star Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War) will also debut in competition in Berlin.
Romanian director Radu Jude, a Berlin Silver Bear winner for his 2015 period drama Aferim!, returns to the Berlin competition with his latest, the intriguingly-titled Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn, the story of a school teacher who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. …