Berlinale schedule for The Operative posted

Berlinale has announced the schedule for The Operative as we announced in a previous post.

You can check the official programme’s website here.

The dates are:

  • February 10, 6:45 PM (Berlin time) – Berlinale Palast
  • February 11, 10:30 AM (Berlin time) – Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • February 11, 12:00 PM (Berlin time) – Friedrichstadt-Palast
  • February 11, 11:00 PM (Berlin time) – International



The Operative World Premiere at Berlinale ’19

Great news comes by the way of the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. On a recent press release it was informed that The Operative – starring Martin Freeman and Diana Kruger – will have its World Premiere at Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival).

From their press release published on their website, it was informed that while they will be screening it, it’s going to be out of competition.

The Festival runs from February 7th until February 17th. The complete programme will be published officially on January 29 so we will know the date in which the World Premiere will take place on that day.

It’s important to remember that during those dates, Martin will be doing his play “The Dumb Waiter” for Pinter at the Pinter, in London so it’s possible that he might not be attending although no official confirmation has been released.

World Premiere of The Operative at Berlin Festival 2019

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Martin’s spy thriller which he co-stars with Diane Kruger will be screened as the World Premiere in Berlin Festival this year, albeit out of competition.

There’s still no information about the schedule which we will post as soon as it’s available.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The story that inspired Ode to Joy

The still mysterious film that Martin filmed in NY during 2017 “Ode to Joy” was inspired by a story written by Portland writer Chris Higgins for the radio program and podcast “This American Life”.

The story is called “I’ve fallen in love and I can’t get up” and was published during June, 2010.

The summary is pretty much what we told you about in a previous post:

Four years ago, Matt Frerking started having attacks where he simply couldn’t move his body. That’s strange in itself, but what’s even stranger is the apparent cause of the problem, which is known as cataplexy.

You can listen to the story read by the author here.