Berlin, March 4 (AFP/APP): Coronavirus pushed this week’s Berlin film festival entirely online, as the industry grapples with new realities and directors harness the drama of the the pandemic.
After Cannes was cancelled last year and this winter’s Sundance went all virtual, the Berlinale has staged an event unlike any other in its 71-year history.
Organisers pushed the event back by a month as the second wave of the virus rages in Germany, cut its length in half to five days and chopped it into two parts.
They hope to welcome stars to the red carpet and audiences back into movie theatres — or at least open-air cinemas.
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