BERLIN • The carpet will stay crimson, with organisers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declining a name to have film stars stroll a black one as a logo of help for the marketing campaign in opposition to sexual harassment.
After January’s Golden Globes ceremony the place folks wore black, greater than 21,000 folks signed a petition calling for a similar at this yr’s Berlinale.
But someday earlier than the competition opened, its director Dieter Kosslick mentioned he understood the explanations for the marketing campaign however had determined in opposition to “symbolic politics” and needed to as an alternative give attention to occasions discussing sexual harassment.
The competition had already introduced a panel dialogue on sexual abuse, a counselling nook and a seminar that can encourage girls who have suffered misbehaviour to talk up and search methods to spice up equality within the business.
About 400 movies will probably be screened on the 68th Berlinale which opens with American director Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs, an animated story of a boy trying to find his pet at a rubbish dump after a fictional metropolis exiled all its canine.
Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig, who voice characters within the movie, are because of seem on the competition that some followers mentioned is in any other case missing in star energy.
But there isn’t a blackout of works with robust political agendas, with the slate together with Khook (Pig), an Iranian movie a few marginalised director, and U-July 22, a few 2011 bloodbath of younger folks on a Norwegian island.
The competition within the German capital runs till Feb 25.