German minister slammed by international film stars over Berlinale

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Germany’s Culture Minister Claudia Roth has been criticized by several international filmmakers for her handling of the Berlinale film festival’s artistic direction, according to an open letter in US magazine Variety. Roth’s ministry decided not to extend the contract of the festival’s artistic director Carlo Chatrian. Director Martin Scorcese and actress Kristen Stewart were among the more than 100 signatories who labelled the behaviour “harmful, unprofessional, and immoral.” “Carlo Chatrian may not be a showman but in his quiet ways, he and his team have chosen an open and artistically rewar…

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