A pig is trained to be a puppy, an alpaca is a loyal family member, cows and fish sing, and a poodle is given an award at Cannes. Take it from the horse’s mouth: these animal roles in some of the films at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN make us squeal with delight, but they also make us think about our relationship to other living beings and our entire ecosystem.
Tonight, Dominik Graf’s new TV movie SHADOWS OF THE PAST premieres at the Gloria Palast. It’s an artfully layered puzzle straddling different timelines, in which the question of true identity leads to surprising answers. Additionally, PERFORMER by Oliver Grüttner will be screened today for the first time. In this film, a teenager toys with the idea of going on a killing spree — but does he really want to do that? And who exactly is Rose in SECRET NAME?
HUNTING SEASON has started: Aron Lehmann’s comedy about three women friends who are at odds with each other celebrates its world premiere today. That’s reason enough to look at this film and a few others at the festival in which friendships are put to the test.
Some of the films at this year’s edition of the Filmfest incorporate elements of science fiction and fantasy. This time it’s not spaceships or superheroes, but clones, cyborgs, and parallel planes of existence that the filmmakers have worked into seemingly everyday scenarios.
Crises, conflicts, catastrophes: when cultures collide, it’s common for confrontations to occur. Culture clash in cinema can be controversial, but it can also be keenly comical and conducive to cooperation, as is conspicuous in the cornucopia of films at the 39th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
The program of the 39th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN places a distinct emphasis on diversity. An integral part of this are works that can be categorized as “queer cinema” — from historical cinema, directed by Terence Davies, to a dance-filled love story from Portugal, to a docudrama by Rosa von Praunheim.
Alba Rohrwacher to receive the CineMerit Award for her achievement in cinema
With the opening gala at the Gasteig HP8 featuring Marie Kreutzer’s acclaimed film CORSAGE just behind us, the first weekend of the festival is already upon us — and it’s filled to the brim with notable films!
This year’s program at KINDERFILMFEST MÜNCHEN invites you to travel around the world! Starting from a village in rural Bavaria in the opening film THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ, the films take their audiences to the United States, into fascinating realms of fantasy, to Hungary, to a small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca, and back to Europe.
Museum Brandhorst and FILMFEST MÜNCHEN are teaming up for the third time in conjunction with the exhibition “Future Bodies from a Recent Past: Sculpture, Technology, and the Body Since the 1950s”.