Film festivals like award ceremonies are where shallow, self obsessed luvvies gather to indulge in mutual arse kissing. Trouble is these flimsy, one - dimensional people think they are important (Picture source)
Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival Thursday, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the Coen brothers for the event where Europe’s refugee crisis will also play a starring role.
The 11-day Berlinale which, like most film festivals in Europe except for Cannes and Venice, is usually ignored by Hollywood is this year attracting the 'liberal' airheads of Hollywood as they see a chance to indulge in the favourite pastime of rich, talentless American media luvvies by meddling in things they don't understand.
Clooney, a pretty, simpering dimwit actor who, in one of the festival's main attractions, Hail Caesar, plays pretty, simpering dimwit actor (the role he is cast in whatever his vehicle), is expected on the red carpet with his wife Amal and co-stars Channing Tatum and Tilda Swinton.
“Hail, Caesar!” made by ultra 'liberal' brothers Joel and Ethan Coen who used to make decent films until they decided their job was not to entertain us but to brainwash us with politically correct propaganda, opened in the United States last week to the predictable rave reviews from presstitutes but modest (less be honest, effing disastrous,) box office returns, is screening at the festival.
Streep is serving as this year’s jury president, judging 18 contenders from around the world.
The three-time Oscar winner and her team including British actor Clive Owen will on February 20 hand out the Golden Bear top prize, which last year went to Iranian dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi for “Taxi”, which he made in secret.
Among the world premieres generating buzz ahead of the start was a new adaptation of the international bestseller “Alone in Berlin”, Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel based on a true story.
The Nazi-era thriller sees Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson play a German couple who risk their lives to mount a resistance campaign against Hitler after losing their only son in the war.
As Europe endures the largest refugee influx since World War II, with 1.1 million asylum seekers arriving in Germany last year, the theme of migration will be front and centre at the event. In other words it is just a propaganda festival. Ignore everything to do with it.
Germany's Immigration crisis
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