Filmmaker Wes Anderson and his animation film, ‘Isle of Dogs’ launch today, the Berlinale, the first major film festival in Europe since the allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo movement.
While the film industry has for months is shaken up by the many revelations around seksueeel abuse, try the Berlinale to find an appropriate balance between glamour and reflection about the future. The organisers promised diversity to promote it, although only four of the participating films by women are created. The organization says several filmmakers have refused after allegations of sexual abuse.
A South Korean actress criticized anonymously the festival because director Kim Ki-Duk was invited with his film ‘Human, Space, Time and Human’. They accused him to have her beaten and forced to improvised sex scenes. The organizers want to say “waiting on detailed information”.
For 11 days, about 400 films are screened at the first major film festival of the year in Europe, before Cannes and Venice. The event will start with the presentation of the latest Wes Anderson, the American filmmaker behind ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. ‘Isle of Dogs’ is his second animated film, ” Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Among the voice actors, we can recognize some of the big names such as Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Greta Gerwig.