Ten films from nine countries around the globe guarantee maximum variety and diversity of (narrative) perspective in this year’s CineMasters competition. Queerness and surreal incursions into everyday life are common themes in these uncommon stories, which are not infrequently presented as genre films.
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN’s open-air locations this year
In LAND, her first feature film as a director, Robin Wright is also in front of the camera in the leading role. At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, this drama will have its German premiere as the talented US actress and director is honored with the CineMerit Award.
A new format for premieres, “FILMFEST MÜNCHEN at Your Cinema”, debuts with the screening of Helena Hufnagel’s comedy COMMITMENT PHOBIA in numerous cinemas throughout Bavaria and the rest of Germany on July 6 — parallel to the film’s grand premiere in Munich.
Senta Berger will receive the CineMerit Award for her eclectic life’s work.
Actress, rebel, and astute storyteller Franka Potente will be honored with the Margot Hielscher Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN this year. During the award ceremony, the versatile artist will present HOME, her first feature film as a director.