The red carpet for the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale) covers a lot of acreage so the stars, models and hangers-on spend a lot of time smiling and freezing in a northern European winter's evening. The faux fur on Zhang Ziyi's gown probably didn't help much but she did make a big entrance wearing bright green, an unusual choice that worked very well. The Wong Kar-Wai film "The Grandmasters" with Zhang and Tony Leung Chiu Wai opened the festival.
With relaxed and confident Tony Leung--mutual arm candy.
No shortage of frenzied autograph seekers, cell phone camera wielders and, from the looks of the equipment, a few professional members of the press--or at least paparazzi with nice cameras.
There are a few maniacal looking types in the scrum.
Wong Kar-Wai, shown here with his wife Esther Wong, is the chairman of the jury for the Berlinale this year as well as having his film open the festival. They seem to like him in Berlin.
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