Django will be presented as a world premiere, opening the Berlinale, on February 9, 2017, and is also selected for Official Competition. The film, produced by Étienne Comar, Olivier Delbosc, and Marc Missonnier for Arches Films and Fidélité Films, and directed by Étienne Comar, features Reda Kateb in the role of the famous Gypsy guitarist, and his personal trajectory during the upheavals of World War Two, a dark period for Gypsies, persecuted by the Nazis. Cécile de France, Patrick Mille, Alex Brendemühl and Xavier Beauvois are the film's other leading actors.
Also in Competition, the French coproductions Félicité by Alain Gomis (majority),
Ana mon amour by Calin Peter Netzer, and Colo by Teresa Villaverde.
In terms of the Panorama section, Centaur by Aktan Arym Kubat and Pendular by Julia Murat have been selected for the "Europa Europa" focus, as well I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck and The Wound by John Trengove, for the "Black Worlds" focus.
Raoul Peck will present, at a Special Gala, his fiction feature The Young Karl Marx.
French films and coproductions
Out of competition
Official short films competition