Stars and Films on the Movie Mile
Impressions of the 27th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 26 to July 4, 2009)
Spectacular Opening Night
Director Terry Gilliam delighted the audience with THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS.
The Munich Rundfunkorchester plays film music from THE BOOT and other classic films at the gala CINEMA IN CONCERT in the Prinzregententheater.
How Film Scores are Composed
Renowned composer Klaus Doldinger (The Boat) shows how it’s done at the first filmtonart event at Bavarian Broadcasting. Photo: BR / Foto Sessner
Director Michael Haneke, recipient of this year’s CineMerit Award
More movie lovers than ever lined up at the Filmfest box offices, that’s roughly 75 000 - an increase of 17% and a new record.
The Kinderfilmfest opened with the world premiere of the animated film FRIENDS FOREVER. The makers were there to welcome the audience to the event.
Cinema under the Stars
The Open Air section – this year under the heading Masters of Disaster - drew large crowds every night.
Two Sides of Stephen Frears
The British cult director leaving his mark on FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, which honored him this year with a retrospective.
Raft with International Cast
Festival Director Andreas Ströhl traditionally spends a day rafting Bavarian style with directors from around the world.
Director Scott Sanders (BLACK DYNAMITE) is also a DJ – and kicked it up a notch for the guests of the Indie party in the courtyard of the city museum.
A Jury as Show-stopper
Uli Aselmann (l.), Maximilian Brückner and Caroline Link created a furor by not bestowing the Young German Cinema Award in all categories.
Red Carpet For All
In Munich, the red carpet is not just for stars.
Oscar-winner Volker Schlöndorff at the award ceremony of the Bernhard Wicki Film Prize in the Cuvilliés-Theater of the Munich Residenz.
Marlene Dietrich with Accompaniment
Kurt Bernhardt’s silent classic THE WOMAN MEN YEARN FOR, accompanied live by the Aljoscha Zimmermann Ensemble.
Resounding Closing Night
After nine days of Filmfest, Highlife musicians from Ghana played late into the night.