Great news: Berlin film fest to ‘describe daily apocalypse’ with ‘life-affirming program’

Great news: Berlin film fest to ‘describe daily apocalypse’ with ‘life-affirming program’
Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick demonstrates life-affirmation in the daily apocalypse. (Image: Screen grab of wotchit video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Apocalypse.  I think that word does not mean what they think it means.]

This year’s Berlin International Film Festival will reflect the dark chaos of the modern world and deliver a timely commentary on events in the United States, but viewers will also be able to enjoy plenty of lighter moments, its director said on Tuesday.

“Despite all of the resentment in the world, it is a conciliatory and life-affirming program in the sense that the artists describe the daily apocalypse in which we have found ourselves, also in a visual way, but not without humor and … they don’t describe it without an exit route,” Dieter Kosslick told reporters.

“Our Berlinale program is also an answer to the kind of brainless, simple stories that we’re hearing from across the pond that take your breath away and leave you thinking: this just can’t be true!”

[Er…no kidding. – Ed.]

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