Toronto Audience Award winner JoJo Rabbit, about a young boy in Hitlers army who finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home, will be the festivals closing night gala, a choice that could stir debate. Waititi, who is Jewish, plays Hitler. Also starring are Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson.
The festivals Centerpiece Gala will be the UK premiere of The Operative, about a woman who is recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran. Directed by Yuval Adler, the Berlin Film Festival debut stars Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman.
Films in competition for the Dorfman Best Film Award are Dolce Fine Giornata, Flawless, Jojo Rabbit, festival opener My Polish Honeymoon, Stripped and The Unorthodox. Films in competition for the Best Debut Feature Award will be Fig Tree, God of the Piano, The Humorist, Leona, My Polish Honeymoon and The Unorthodox.
The Documentary Gala will be the world premiere of The Human Factor, about the Middle East peace process, followed by a Q&A with the films director Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers) and producer Teddy Leifer (Icarus).
This year the festival is launching its first ever Best Documentary Award. Films in competition for the prize include Advocate, Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles, The Human Factor, It Must Schwing! – TRead More – Source