‘War On Everyone’ Added To Berlin Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced the first group of titles for its Panorama sidebar, and the list is a mix of the eclectic and the political, with the occasional genre film thrown in for fun.
The most notable is the John Michael McDonagh’s War On Everyone starring Theo James, Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard, about two crooked cops who blackmail everyone they can, until one criminal proves to be more difficult to handle than they anticipated. War on Everyone will have its world premiere in Berlin. It’s definitely high on our must-see list for next year.
Three films from United Kingdom display sophisticated genre leanings: John Michael McDonagh will be back in Berlin with a biting cops-on-the-loose satire set in New Mexico: War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James and Tessa Thompson. With his Irish-British co-productions, The Guard and Calvary, McDonagh already had two big hits in the Panorama in 2011 and 2013.
War on Everyone – United Kingdom
By John Michael McDonagh
With Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James
Panorama announced around a quarter of the some 32 fiction and 18 documentary titles it plans to screen at the 66th Berlin festival, which is set to run Feb.11-21.