Fest '360,' 'Rum Diary,' '4:44' among screeners

BERLIN — Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt,” Walter Salles’ “On the Road” and Fernando Meirelles’ “360” are among the high-profile international titles unspooling at the Munich Film Festival, which runs June 29-July 7.

The fest, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, kicks off with “Starbuck,” Ken Scott’s Canadian drama about the troubled life of a one-time sperm donor and his hundreds of progeny.

Munich boasts seven major sections with more than 200 films devoted to international cinema, German film, acclaimed filmmakers, young talent and kids’ pics from around the globe.

“Twixt,” “On the Road,” “360” and “Starbuck” all unspool in the main Spotlight section, which also includes Bruce Robinson’s “The Rum Diary,” Jake Schreier’s “Robot and Frank,” Markus Imboden’s Swiss hit “The Foster Boy” and Pat Holden’s British supernatural thriller “When the Lights Go Out.”

Likewise unspooling are Abel Ferrara’s “4:44 Last Day on Earth” and French author Frederic Beigbeder’s directorial debut “L’amour dure trois ans.”

The U.S.-heavy International Independents sidebar unspools such pics as Kurt Voss and Allison Anders’s “Strutter,” Andrew Dosunmu’s “Restless City,” Lynn Shelton’s “Your Sister’s Sister,” Tim Sutton’s “Pavilion,” Poull Brien’s “Charles Bradley: Soul of America,” Rick Alverson’s “The Comedy” and Adele Romanski’s “Leave Me Like You Found Me.”

In addition to the previously announced homages to director Todd Haynes and actress Melanie Griffith, the fest is also honoring Nicolas Winding Refn and Julie Delpy with tributes and showcases of their works.

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