documentary which takes a candid look at the life of
chart-topping singer George Michael will be shown at this year's
Berlin Film Festival.
A Different Story will
screen in the Panorama section of the festival, which runs from
It features the singer
talking about both his career and his personal life, from his
days in Wham! through to more recent events.
Michael will attend the
festival to introduce the screening on 16 February.
Director Southan Morris
and executive producer Andy Stephens will also attend the
The 93 minute film will
see Michael discussing his early days in Wham! along with his
later career, including his legal battles with record label Sony
and his stance against the Iraq war and American politics.
It will also touch upon
his turbulent personal life, including his arrest in a Beverly
Hills park toilet in 1998 for "lewd behaviour", and
the death of his boyfriend Anselmo Feleppa from Aids.
The film, which includes
previously unseen footage of the singer also features
contributions from Michael's former Wham! partner Andrew
Ridgeley, as well as ex-Wham! backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie.
include Sting, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Noel Gallagher, Geri
Halliwell and Simon Cowell.
This year's festival will
open with Man To Man, a historical epic starring Joseph Fiennes
and Kristin Scott-Thomas.
It will be one of 21
films competing for the festival's top prize, the Golden Bear.
Other films in
competition will include The Life Aquatic, a quirky comedy
starring Bill Murray, and the biopic Kinsey, which features Liam
The full programme will
be announced on 1 February.