A Rose For A Dame
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Berlin (Germany), February 10 - 14, 2007
Robert De Niro
The premieres at the Berlinale film festival always differ from other premieres. The organisers want the audience and we have to thank Mr. Dieter Kosslick for being so fan open. Then there is Mr Tramm. Mr. Tramm is an elderly very distinct looking chap who is in charge of directing the celebrities to the media and once in a while to the fans. Bless him!
Having built up quite a good rapport with Mr. Tramm over the festival days (and also saying thank you with chocolate for being so nice to us) should lead to a fantastic spot.
During the festival there is more than only one premiere per day. Some are at the Berlinale Palace, some are at other locations. Most often there are two premieres at one location. One in the afternoon and one in the evening. This premiere should take place at 10pm. A very ungodly hour for a premiere and while at Letters from Iwo Jima hundreds of fans and journalists had gathered one of the journalist boxes were completely empty now.
Thus Mr. Tramm decided to let us into the press box. Surely to have the boxed filled (it doesn't look very nice if it's empty) and of course to be fan friendly. There was no pushing or shoving when they opened up the fan barriers. People walked in order and without rushing to the press box. I think Mr. Tramm has a good eye for people and as I said over the course of the festival days you get to meet each other and see each other in a different light. I also think the rose for Judi Dench did a lot to get us this space.
Both Mr. Butler and Mr. Santoro were playful with the fans, gave autographs and even chatted a while with us. I hope Mr. Tramm will recognise us again next year.
The premieres I attended were Notes on a Scandal, When A Man Falls In The Forest, Letters from Iwo Jima, Goodbye Bafana, The Good Shepherd and 300.
Spiderman 3 Premiere