QFFM 3. Queer Film Festival München

QFFM 3. Queer Film Festival München

We are lucky to live in a more and more open-minded world, but there is still a lot of work to do to completely changes the mindset of every person in the world and accept that love is love and freedom is freedom no matter what. The LGBT and the queer community doesn’t hide anymore and raises its voices to claim its right to live their sexuality as they want, and with they want. The QFFM Queer Film Festival München is a way to visualize this diversity with different stories about…

Afrikanische Filmtage 2018

Afrikanische Filmtage 2018

If last week we talked about the Chinesisches Filmfest, this week is the turn of the Afrikanische Filmtage. The globalization is not only about having the same shops in the city center of every city around the world, but it can be also a good thing if we talk in terms of art. Nowadays we can watch films from every corner of the planet thanks to festivals like these, that other way will not arrive at our countries. In its 8 edition, the Afrikanische Filmtage take the title “Extended” with…

Cinema Iran

Cinema Iran

The Iranian cinema has a sensitivity and a particular way of explaining emotions and situations that affect the lives of every human being. A good example is the Abbas Kiarostami‘s film Taste of Cherry, a particular tale of a man who doesn’t want to live anymore. Iran is a country known for its convulse history, and this is something that influences their art in many ways. Munich celebrates the 5th edition of Cinema Iran this year when so many anniversaries are going on. The Iranian Revolution began in 1978, the…

Filmfest München

Filmfest München

A new edition of the big Filmfest München is here to offer international and German premieres, the best auteur cinema and also series. As every year, the festival will host some of the best film stars, directors, and other characters of the film industry. In this edition, the actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson and the film director Terry Gilliam will be on the red carpet receiving the CineMerit award. The last Gilliam’s film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, will be screened at the CineMerit gala on 2nd of July….

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Filmreihe zu Zukunftsvisionen & Sci-Fi

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Filmreihe zu Zukunftsvisionen & Sci-Fi

The future doesn’t belong to anybody, or on the contrary, is the hope for new generations. The motto of generation X in the 90s was “No future”, a nihilist statement that could be true in some ways. Be that as it may, there is something stimulating about what is to come. The Neue Sammlung in cooperation with the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HHF München) had created the film festival Yesterday’s Tomorrow with a mix of classic films, documentaries, and auteur cinema. Visions of the future, living in a spaceship and…

Cinema International: XI Mittelmeerfilmtage

Cinema International: XI Mittelmeerfilmtage

The sea has something special. You can watch how the blue water meets the sky and feeling so little in front of these immensity. When we talk about Mediterranean sea, it’s also a peaceful sensation, with its lack of high waves and its calmness. The 11st Mediterranean film festival (XI Mittelmeerfilmtage) expose films from the three continents where the Mediterranean sea is present (Europe, Africa and western Asia). A place where different cultures meet and new dreams raise. In this festival you will discover more about this region, its migration…

Lateinamerikanische Filmtage München 2017: Argentina

Lateinamerikanische Filmtage München 2017: Argentina

Man doesn’t live by Hollywood films alone. When we talk about art or about life, is good to expand our horizons and discover new stimulating works out of what we know. The Lateinamerikanische Filmtage is a festival celebrated every year, about exciting films from Latin America. Argentina is the country chosen for this year edition with films like Adiós Entusiasmo (Goodbye Enthusiasm) a movie about an unusual family, El Invierno (The Winter) a generational drama, Los Cuerpos Dóciles (The Docile Bodies) about the fight of a lawyer for the rights of disadvantaged people, and many…

Persepolis

Persepolis

Probably most of you have seen or read Persepolis, the autobiographical story of Marjane Satrapi. On the occasion of the Filmkunstwochen, we can watch again, or discover, this little gem of the animation cinema. Persepolis tells the story of Marji during the Iranian Revolution. She loves Iron Maiden, ABBA, punk, and boys. Dangerous things to like when you are in a repressive system. This award-winning film from 2007, had received a César, the jury award at Cannes, and other prizes all over the world. Worth to see! Be social!

11 Internationales Fünf Seen Filmfestival

11 Internationales Fünf Seen Filmfestival

I can’t think of a better plan than spend the day in a lake and going to see a movie in the afternoon or at night. The Fünf Seen Filmfestival, as its name indicates, is celebrated around five different lakes from 27th of July until 5th of August. Starnberg See, Wörthsee, Seefeld, Wesslinger See and Ammersee are the lakes around which the festival takes place. Documentaries, short films, emergent and recognized directors and a selection of international films are what you are going to find in this festival. This year…

Filmkunstwochen

Filmkunstwochen

Cinema is an art by itself. A lot of people consider painting, sculpture or whatever exhibited in a museum as Art, with capital letters. But the truth is, that every type of creation is ART. Music, theater, cinema, and painting are different ways of telling a story. Some of the films of the 65 edition of Filmkunstwochen link all this kind of arts. For example, films like Dries Van der Noten, Dalida, Neruda, Final Portrait or Whitney can I be me, that are showed in the section Künstler, Denker, Draufgänger (Artists, Thinkers, Daredevils). This year, they dedicate a…