Kaurismakis’ retros to roll at Munich

180 new international prod'ns to unspool at fest

COLOGNE — Aki and Mika Kaurismaki have confirmed their attendance at the Munich Film Festival, unspooling June 29 to July 3, where fest’s Retrospective sidebar will be dedicated to the two Finnish filmmakers.

That will be in addition to 180 new international productions to be shown at the fest’s 22nd edition.

This year, Andreas Stroehl will be taking over as the fest’s managing director. He succeeds 73-year-old Eberhard Hauff, who has helmed the fest since its launch in 1983.

With Hauff’s exit, fest is losing its Video, Art & Experimental Film sidebar after only two years as a result of a trimmed and reorganized schedule.

Organizers also downsized the number of contributions for the TV Movies section, which will be limited to roughly a dozen (there were 30 last year).

Main prize awarded at the fest will be some $96,000 for newcomer directors and thesps in the New German Films section.

Other main sections in the fest’s new structure are Nouveau Cinema Francais and American Independents.

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