60 years of the Berlin International Film Festival

By | February 17, 2010

The Berlin International Film Festival was a product of the Cold War. The US military administration wanted to bring a touch of glamour to a West Berlin that had survived the Soviet blockade. Since then, the festival has gained a reputation for championing political, provocative movies, and has been no stranger to scandal.

The Berlinale is currently on here in Berlin. For a bit of the history of the festival, check this Der Spiegel article.

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