The Berlin Film Festival, which takes place from February 16 to 26, presents a film by American actor and director Sean Penn about the Russian-Ukrainian war.

The documentary Superpower, created by Penn in collaboration with American producer and director Aaron Kaufman, tells about the importance of art in times of war.

“Penn was filming the film with Zelensky in Kyiv when the full-scale invasion began. Reality made the movie turn into something less comfortable and more meaningful,” said Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian.

The festival organizers announced that this year’s Berlinale colours will be blue and yellow, like the flag of Ukraine.

The screening of the film, which is actually timed to coincide with the anniversary of the full-scale invasion, will help to lift the veil on the horrific actions in Ukraine. Five Ukrainian films will also be screened at the Berlinale.

The Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) has been held annually in the German capital since 1951. It is one of the most anticipated film events in Europe and the world. The best films are awarded the Golden and Silver Bears, the symbol of Berlin.