Tips for Saturday
A two-part period drama: THE MASTER BUTCHER
Sadly, the last day of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 is already upon us — so make use of this final opportunity to come and see us at our festival cinemas! Today you can also enjoy screenings of this year's award-winning films. For each award category, there's an extra screening for the public. Aside from these, you can still see lots of other exciting films:
The period drama THE MASTER BUTCHER entices with an excellent German cast — with Jonas Nay, who also composed the soundtrack, in the leading role — and an interesting story about a family that escapes the aftershocks of World War I by emigrating to the United States. Starting over in the New World isn't quite as easy as it sounds, though. Both parts of Uli Edel's epic television drama will be shown at HFF AudimaxX starting at 12:30 p.m.
Ava doesn't quite know how things will turn out in her life either. In GOLDEN TWENTIES (HFF AudimaxX at 5:30 p.m.), she moves back in with her mother as a grown-up without a job and without any prospects. Volunteering at a theater, however, opens up a new world to her. By contrast, Ana, the main character in LIMBO, is good at her job as a compliance manager. That's how she discovers an error in the system. Bills for unusually large amounts arouse her suspicion, but when she tries to tell others, she sets off a covert chain reaction that puts herself in jeopardy. This genre thriller is showing at the ASTOR Lounge im ARRI at 10 p.m.
There's also something covert about THIS IS NOT BERLIN (Gloria Palast at 9 p.m.). Although this film is set during the soccer World Cup in Mexico in 1986, 17-year-old Carlos only has thoughts for Rita and follows her goth band wherever it goes. Further south, in Contagem, Brazil, Juliana is fighting to stop dengue fever from spreading and her marriage from falling apart. The sensitive character study LONG WAY HOME is an unpretentious appeal for a whole country to start over; it's showing at the Münchner Freiheit Kinos at 8:30 p.m.
Egor lives far from the big city in CORE OF THE WORLD (Sendlinger Tor at 9 p.m.). This veterinarian happily raises dogs and foxes until animal-rights activists make things difficult for him. Having a new girlfriend, he also realizes that relationships with humans are much more complicated than with animals. In OKJA, a new breed of superpig is supposed to end world hunger. What a nice idea! But Mija doesn't want her pig, Okja, to be slaughtered. With the support of animal-rights activists, this South Korean girl and her prize animal go on a big adventure that's as comical as it is emotional. This film by renowned director Bong Joon Ho is being shown at HFF AudimaxX at 10:30 p.m. as part of a retrospective in his honor.
The screenings of the award-winning films of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019:
12:30 p.m. Winner of the CineCoPro Award (Atelier 1)
4:00 p.m. Winner of the German Cinema New Talent Award (Rio 2)
5:30 p.m. Winner of the Kinderfilmfest Audience Award (Carl-Amery-Saal at the Gasteig)
6:30 p.m. Winner of the CineVision Award (Rio 2)
9:30 p.m. Winner of the ARRI/Osram Award (Rio 2)
10:00 p.m. Winner of the Bayern 2 and SZ Audience Award (HFF Kino 1)