The first prominent guest of the Berlinale Special Gala will be director Matteo Garrone with Pinocchio, which will celebrate its festival premiere in the Berlinale Palast.
“Garrone succeeds in re-telling the well-known story with his very own world of images. Although he is faithful to Carlo Collodi’s ideas, he has nevertheless created a very personal Pinocchio that is much more cheerful than we’ve experienced before,” comments Carlo Chatrian.
The new festival management, as represented by the Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, has taken out the category “out of competition” which ran in the section Competition. As a result, non-competing films will be presented as part of the Berlinale Special Gala. These presentations will take place in the Berlinale Palast or, as in the past, in the Friedrichstadt-Palast.
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