Vietnam War films in spotlight at Berlin festival
The 58th Berlin Film Festival will screen a retrospective recalling the impact of the Vietnam conflict on US cinema.india Updated: Jan 22, 2008 18:48 IST
The 58th Berlin Film Festival will screen a retrospective recalling the impact of the Vietnam conflict on US cinema, the organisers said on Monday.
Mike Nichols' 1970 anti-war film
, for which Jane Fonda won an Oscar in 1979, will also be part of the eight-film programme running from February 8 to 15.
Not all the films deal directly with the Vietnam War --
is set during World War II and Robert Altman's comedy classic
in the Korean War -- but they were mostly made during the later conflict and reflect a new perspective in Hollywood cinema, the Berlinale organisers said.
They said the retrospective has been timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the "Vietnam Congress", an anti-war protest in Berlin that became a key moment in the left-wing student movement that swept Europe in 1968.
The Berlinale will open on February 7 with the premiere of acclaimed US director Martin Scorcese's documentary about the Rolling Stones,
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