Lineup will include 'Bubble,' 'Smoking,' 'Lonely'
Fresh from their Cannes screenings, Richard Linklater’s “A Scanner Darkly” and Al Gore docu “An Inconvenient Truth” will screen at Filmfest Munich, which runs July 15-22.The lineup, announced Monday, also will include Steven Soderbergh’s “Bubble,” Jason Reitman’s “Thank You for Smoking” and Todd Robinson’s “Lonely Hearts.” Some 200 films will unspool in the festival, Germany’s second-biggest after the Berlinale, including works by veteran filmmakers and up-and-coming talents from around the world. Manoel de Oliveira’s “Espelho magico,” Takeshi Kitano’s “Takeshis” and Abel Ferrara’s “Mary” are among international titles. Andrew Bujalski’s “Funny Ha Ha” and “Mutual Appreciation” will have their German premieres, as will Sarah Watt’s debut “Look Both Ways.” Hans Steinbichler’s Teutonic drama “Winter Journey” will have its German preem following a competition screening at the upcoming Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The Iranian Makhmalbaf family will be the subject of a retrospective with pics from Mohsen Makhmalbaf, his wife, Marziyeh; daughters Samira and Hana; as well as son Maysam. Unspooling are the world premiere of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s “Scream of the Ants” and a docu on the family by German actress Vera Tschechowa. Another retrospective is dedicated to Mike Figgis. Barry Levinson will receive Munich’s Cine Merit Award. Levinson and Figgis are expected to attend along with Terry Gilliam, presenting his “Tideland,” as well as Germany’s Michael Hofmann with “Eden.” Bernhard Wicki Award will go to helmer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Actor Ulrich Muehe will receive the German Film Award for “The Lives of Others,” presented by former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher.