Sean Penn's Ukraine documentary to premiere in Berlin

Full Screen
1 / 4

Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

Artistic director Carlo Chatrian, right, and managing director Mariette Rissenbeek, of the International Berlin Film Festival, brief the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The 73. Berlin Film Festival Berlinale take place in the German capital from Feb. 16, until Feb. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN – Sean Penn's film about the war in Ukraine, “Superpower,” will have its world premiere at this year's Berlin film festival, organizers said Monday.

The documentary will run outside the main competition, which features 18 movies this year including John Trengove's “Manodrome” with Jesse Eisenberg and Adrien Brody.

Organizers said the Berlinale will pay special tribute this year to Ukraine and the protests in Iran.

The annual event takes place from Feb. 16-26.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of director John Trengove’s last name.