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Financial Times - United Kingdom | 18/02/2007

A politically correct Berlinale

British film critic Nigel Andrews laments the choice of films awarded prizes in Berlin. "What is it with Berlin Film Festival juries ? At the end of every recent Berlinale, I have felt as if I were trapped in the final reel of 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'. Mad people in authority are making mad decisions and telling me it is on my behalf. Does the best film ever win at Berlin ? No. At the Potsdamerplatz Clinic for the Seriously Potty, tough love demands that the Golden Bear goes to the wrong movie each February. This year it went to the wrong Chinese movie, while the runner-up Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor Bear both went to an Argentinian film slaughtered by every critic. ... Happily, for 10 of the Berlinale's 11 days, we could enjoy the event without giving a cuss about prizes. We could follow our instincts, which for a critic are always more reliable than a jury's."

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