Film - Spotlight


Directed by Jamie Kastner


Director: Jamie Kastner
Section: Spotlight
Country: Canada
Year: 2024
Language: German, English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+ (no age rating)


A world premiere: An at times ironic documentary about ownership, history, and morality

For years, the Düsseldorf City Museum struggled to organize an exhibition in honor of Jewish art dealer Max Stern. Planned for 2018, it was not held until 2021, having been delayed by discussions about the restitution of art looted by the Nazis. At the crux of it all: paintings by Stern, which director Jamie Kastner depicts as symptomatic of a crisis in the art world. .

Show calendar


  • After the film: Q&A with Jamie Kastner

    Amerikahaus Theatersaal
  • After the film: Q&A with Jamie Kastner

    HFF Kino 2

Meet the director


Jamie Kastner

Jamie Kastner has made documentaries on a wide variety of subjects over the past twenty years, including THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION (2012) and THE SKYJACKER’S TALE (2016). These were nominated for numerous awards and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, CPH:DOX and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. His latest film, THE SPOILS, is having its world premiere at the Munich International Film Festival.


Screenplay: Jamie Kastner
Director of Photography: Mark Caswell
Film Editor: Michael Hannan
Composer: Tom Third
Producer: Laura Baron Kastner, Jamie Kastner
Production Company: Cave 7 Productions Inc.