Summer festival memories for Iris Berben
For many years, the Berlin film festival was actually held in the summer. "This of course reminds me of many years back," German actor Iris Berben, born in 1950, told dpa. In the 1970s, Berlinale organizers decided to hold the festival earlier in the year to give it an edge on Cannes. "I remember there was a lot of grumbling when they moved it to the cold season," added Berben at the opening.