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The Years of the Berlin Film Festival
Posted February 11, 2010 to photo album "The Years of the Berlin Film Festival"
The Berlinale turns 60 this year. What a strange journey it’s been.
Slide 13: 1990 - A New Berlin
Berlin wall comes down.
Just months before the 1990 Berlin Film Festival, something happened that reshaped the identity, not just of the festival, but of the country as well. East Germany authorized free movement between East and West Berlin, thus, in effect, taking down the Berlin Wall. As a testament to the new Berlin, the festival made arrangements for films to be screened in both East and West Berlin. That year, few films captured the public’s attention as much as what was happening in the city. Interestingly, the winning film that year, Costa-Gavras’ The Music Box, a thriller about a Nazi war criminal hiding out in Chicago, brought back another aspect of German history.