Few days ago I’ve been to Berlin along with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Anne Hatheway and some others. On thursday I stumbled upon the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale 2013. By luck, I made it pretty close to the red carpet within five minutes and saw some of the stars of this night arrive.
It was really interesting to experience the atmosphere of a red carpet with your own eyes instead of just wachting it on TV. The orchestration however felt like being on TV. Whenever a car with any celebrity approached, epic music started playing, the phones went up, the photographers started screaming, their flashes flooding the place in a shower of light.
And then the posing started. Front, back, smiling, serious. The rich and famous were going crazier than a douchebag in front of a bathroom mirror. The crowd around me was screaming for their attention. The masses were especially going wild for Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. While I have to confess I never heard of him, many around me seemed to be more educated.
Only few starts however bothered to pose for their fans, most were focused on the professional photographers and then went inside.