DW's Charlotte Chelsom-Pill and David Levitz are on the red carpet for the opening of this year's Berlinale. They join Brent Goff on The Day to talk about the movies vying for the Golden Bear.
Well-known British film and theater actor Jeremy Irons has been chosen as jury president for the 70th Berlin Film Festival, one of the most important film festivals in the world.
The French movie actress has been awarded by the Berlinale twice before, including a best actress prize. The festival's director stressed her "strong connection" to the event.
Juliette Binoche, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep are among the stars set to light up this year's film festival in Venice. But despite a highly international competition selection, only two women directors will feature.
Lone Scherfig's story of homelessness and uncertainty in contemporary America is surprisingly optimistic. Kicking off the Berlinale with a tale of hope, the work offers humor to compensate for its lack of credibility.
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