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Germany: Berlinale judge Diego Luna in Berlin to 'investigate how to tear down walls'02:27

Germany: Berlinale judge Diego Luna in Berlin to 'investigate how to tear down walls'

Germany, Berlin
February 9, 2017 at 04:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The international jury of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival was introduced to the media at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin on Thursday, ahead of the official opening ceremony of the festival.

This year Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as jury president at Berlinale, alongside US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mexican actor Diego Luna, German actress Julia Jentsch, Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson, Chinese director Wand Quan'an and Tunisian film producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati.

Addressing the press, Luna said that he came to Berlin "to investigate how to tear down walls," referring to US President Donald Trump's plans to build a wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico. "The only positive thing I see in all of this is that there has to be a reaction and I want to be part of that. And I want to connect with many as I can to send that message of love because it is the only way to fight hate and nonsense," he explained.

The Berlinale 2017 will screen around 400 movies and present eight awards in different categories.

Germany: Berlinale judge Diego Luna in Berlin to 'investigate how to tear down walls'02:27
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The international jury of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival was introduced to the media at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin on Thursday, ahead of the official opening ceremony of the festival.

This year Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven will serve as jury president at Berlinale, alongside US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mexican actor Diego Luna, German actress Julia Jentsch, Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson, Chinese director Wand Quan'an and Tunisian film producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati.

Addressing the press, Luna said that he came to Berlin "to investigate how to tear down walls," referring to US President Donald Trump's plans to build a wall along the United States' southern border with Mexico. "The only positive thing I see in all of this is that there has to be a reaction and I want to be part of that. And I want to connect with many as I can to send that message of love because it is the only way to fight hate and nonsense," he explained.

The Berlinale 2017 will screen around 400 movies and present eight awards in different categories.

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