Wes Anderson

Berlin Film Fest kicks off in the shadow of #MeToo

The curtain went up Thursday at the annual Berlin International Film Festival with the world premiere of Wes Anderson's new animated film, "Isle of Dogs."

The first of the major European film festivals this year is overshadowed by the sexual abuse scandal that has hit the film industry in the United States and spread to other countries across the globe. It unfolded after actresses came out with allegations of rape and sexual harassment against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.

"The international resonance that #MeToo has been met with has quickly made it obvious that the problem is not confined to Hollywood," the festival organizers said in a...

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