Preparations for FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 are in full swing! The team moves into the Gasteig and the "warm up" is celebrated.
Here we go! THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE opens the festival at the "Mathäser Filmpalast". Director Riley Stearns and leading actor Jesse Eisenberg came to Munich especially for the occasion. After the film, the opening is celebrated at the "Bayerischer Hof", where all the big names meet.
The first premieres take place. The series event BAUHAUS: A NEW ERA with Anna Maria Mühe and Trine Dyrholm is celebrated in a big way. Young German stars talk at the Filmmakers Live! in the music department of Ludwig Beck and the Kinderfilmfest opens withMY LIFE AS LOTTA - BINGO FLAMINGO!
Today, the spanish world star Antonio Banderasenchants everyone with his charm. In addition, director Mads Brügger is honored at the Filmmuseum. Many world premieres of German films, such as WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN and NIGHT SWIMMING are celebrated. And we take a peek into the Hofbräu beer garden for the annual Weißwurst breakfast for our guests.
The Afroamerican artist Arthur Jafa presents "Black Cinema: A Peculiar Vantage," a section he curated. More awards are presented. Interesting talks with Mads Brügger and Mark Webber take place and Julia Weigl talks to filmmakers from Syria. Exciting premieres and a beautiful balmy summer evening in the open air cinema round off a wonderful day.
Today the british director and actor Ralph Fiennes visits the Filmfest. He is honored with a gala and a screening of his new film NUREJEW - THE WHITE CROW. During Filmmakers Live! we get to know the Hollywood star better. In addition, the Cinema Awards are presented for the first time during the festival. The KINDERFILMFEST today celebrates the heartwarming short films for the very young.