Tips for Wednesday
Women among themselves: VITA & VIRGINIA
Today, the Margot Hielscher Award will be presented. This honor is conferred upon an outstanding national or international artistic personality who in his or her youth has demonstrated versatility and achievement in a variety of cultural disciplines. This year's award-winner is French actor/director Louis Garrel. As part of the award ceremony moderated by Götz Alsmann, Garrel will present his latest film as director, A FAITHFUL MAN, in which he also plays the male lead alongside Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp. This story of a chaotic ménage-à-trois is told with a competent eye toward French New Wave nonchalance. The award ceremony will be held in the Carl-Orff-Saal at the Gasteig at 8 p.m.
VITA & VIRGINIA portrays a passionate relationship between two magnificent authors, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. In the early 20th century, they were pioneers in literature but also pioneers in questioning societal norms. Chanya Button directed this true story with Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki in the leading roles. This historical drama is showing at Kinos Münchner Freiheit at 5:30 p.m.
The bond between mothers and sons is one of the strongest there is. In MOTHER (Filmmuseum at 10:30 p.m.), a film by magnificent director Bong Joon Ho, who's the subject of a FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 retrospective, we see what the effects of such a tight bond can be. A mother is prepared to eliminate anyone who wants to harm her son — including the police who want to arrest him for murder. Other mothers must walk through hell alone in order to be reunited with their child. Human traffickers have stolen Georgina's baby from the delivery room — the hospital was just a façade. A tireless search begins in the poignant film SONG WITHOUT A NAME, which is showing at Kinos Münchner Freiheit at 7 p.m.
In THE TRUK (Sendlinger Tor, 6 p.m.), Ulysse's new life nearly falls apart because of his mother's illness. Following his release from prison, he seeks a fresh start, but he desperately needs money so that he can care for his mother. Family finances are also a difficult subject for Franz and Lilly, who've taken over their father's cattle farm. Although Franz is satisfied, Lilly expects more of life. When she falls in love with a musician, the family threatens to fall apart. The pithy ballad MY DARLING SISTER is showing at HFF AudimaxX at 8 p.m.
Morten wants to be with his father — but his father's at sea, so the little boy has to live with his mean aunt instead. When Morten is shrunk to the size of an insect, however, he has exciting, even perilous, adventures as the captain of his own toy ship. The delightful stop-motion film CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN is showing at the Kinderfilmfest, in the Gasteig's Carl-Orff Saal at 9 a.m.
Ziad and Ramzi have lots of adventures during their childhood in Palestine. But when the two are young adults, Ramzi is killed by an Israeli soldier and Ziad vows revenge. He's arrested, tortured, and held behind bars for 15 years. When he reenters society, his status as a hero and interpersonal relationships both prove to be hard to handle. SCREWDRIVER is showing at HFF AudimaxX at 10:30 p.m.
Victor Ganz in HIER (ASTOR Lounge im ARRI at 5:30 p.m.) is also thrown into a situation he has trouble coping with. Sent to Morocco to work on a project, he recalls a lost love. As he wanders the streets, reality and recollections become blurred in a whirlwind of emotions. HIER is in competition for the 100,000-euro CineCoPro Award.