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Refugees will be at the heart of the next Berlin Film Festival, its director said, with hundreds of free tickets for asylum-seekers and new movies spotlighting Europe's historic influx.Ahead of the festival's 66th edition in February, Dieter Kosslick told AFP that the Berlinale would try to set an example of tolerance and integration in Germany, a society that has been rocked by the arrival of around 1 million newcomers this year.Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year and the only one to sell tickets for all of its featured films to the public, the Berlinale aims to give asylum-seekers a break from long waits and crushing boredom.The Berlinale is to demonstrate to Germans that refugees can enrich their society, Kosslick continued, amid a deep divide between supporters of an open-door policy for the most desperate applicants and rising anti-migrant sentiment.Kosslick said an abundance of films about the Nazi era, including the adaptation of bestseller "Alone in Berlin" due to premiere at the festival, were helping Germans grasp their country's dark past.
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