Filmmakers show Ukraine solidarity at Berlin film festival

STORY: Filmmakers, actors and representatives of the Berlinale were joined by the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany and the German culture secretary on the red carpet outside the Berlinale Palast.

Now in its 73rd year, the Berlinale owes its reputation as the most political of the main film festivals to its origins as a divided city on the front lines of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West.

The organizers have focused this year's edition on Ukraine and pro-democracy protests in Iran. Films from and about both countries are prominent, while films supported by the Iranian and Russian governments are banned.