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AFP: World War II, globalization in focus at star-studded Berlinale

AFP: World War II, globalization in focus at star-studded Berlinale

Next month’s Berlin International Film Festival will be a star-studded showcase of movies on the impact of globalization and the ongoing struggle to come to terms with the horrors of World War II, its director has told AFP. Dieter Kosslick said in an interview ahead of the February 8 to 18 event that he saw a deep desire among contemporary filmmakers to tackle themes of people’s isolation in oppressive systems and their everyday heroism. Deborah Cole reports.

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