• Berlin Rejects #MeToo Call To Swap Red Carpet For Black At Tonight’s Fest Opening
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    Berlin Rejects #MeToo Call To Swap Red Carpet For Black At Tonight’s Fest Opening

    The organizers of the Berlin Film Festival are resisting pressure to turn the focus of this evening's premiere to the #MeToo campaign and have rejected a call to replace the red carpet with a black one. Chief Dieter Kosslick said he wanted the festival's activities to "delve deeper into the #MeToo discourse, deeper than our carpet allows… So laying out a black carpet at the Berlinale is not the path we have chosen.” Separately, although there were rumblings of a movement…

  • Campaign to ditch heels and low-cut dresses at Berlin Film Festival
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    Campaign to ditch heels and low-cut dresses at Berlin Film Festival

    Women set to attend the Berlin Film Festival this year are being urged to ditch the heels and low-cut dresses for the red carpet.

  • George Clooney Loses His Cool With Reporter Over Refugee Question
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    George Clooney Loses His Cool With Reporter Over Refugee Question

    Grill George Clooney on his philanthropic work, and he might just lose his rag. The reporter asked Clooney what he was doing that was 'concrete’ in helping out in the refugee crisis, rather than making movies, and should use his fame to influence policy.

  • Meryl Streep Says 'We're All Africans' In Defence Of All-White Berlin Jury
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    Meryl Streep Says 'We're All Africans' In Defence Of All-White Berlin Jury

    Meryl Streep had an interesting view on concerns that the jury panel for the Berlin Film Festival was made up of all white judges. The Oscar-winner was asked what she thought about the profile of the group, which includes herself alongside Clive Owen, actor Lars Eidinger, film critic Nick James, photographer Brigitte Lacombe,  actress Alba Rohrwacher and director Malgorzata Szumowska, by an Egyptian reporter.