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Berlin stinks

BERLINALE: There is really something lurking behind the films at the Berlinale this year.

If you are at Potsdamer Platz, right by its CinemaxX and Berlinale's many cinemas, sulfuric water vapor seeps up from the ground. Is this stink of rotten eggs signifying this year’s film festival? Some believe that the majority of the festival’s competition films are B-films. A total of 400 films were screened, half a million cinema visits were expected, and it all cost 250 million euros.

However, it is not stars and red carpet that interest us here at Modern Times Review.  This year’s Berlinale featured 101 documentaries.. As Orwa Nyrabia (IDFA) said during a packed seminar on fiction and reality, a pretty girl always has an ugly girlfriend. In addition to over-perfumed Barbie doll-like stars, alongside the "beauties" of fiction, we also need a part of the sometimes sweaty or ugly reality.

Welcome to Chechnya

For example, we see this ugly reality in Welcome to Chechnya , where President Ramzan Kadyrov systematically pursues LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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