Berlin (dpa) - Shortly before the start of the Berlinale, the first celebrities appear on the red carpet. The actresses Iris Berben and Alexandra Maria Lara, the singer Lena Meyer-Landrut and the model Stefanie Giesinger appeared at the opening gala.
The new Berlinale directors Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek also waved and gave interviews. He couldn't keep still, Chatrian said. "We're glad. The stage is waiting for us. »
The 70th International Film Festival should open on Thursday evening. Alongside Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is one of the most important film festivals in the world. Around 340 films are shown, of which 18 productions are in the running for the Golden Bear.