Muenster opens with ‘Fair Play’

Fest looks at world of work

COLOGNE — Muenster Film Festival will kick off with French psycho thriller “Fair Play.”

The 12th edition of the fest, which takes place in Germany’s North Rhine Westphalia, runs Oct. 17-21.

Eight European pics, including Irish arthouse hit “Once” and Finland’s Oscar entry “Man’s Job,” compete for the director’s award of $14,000.

Under the slogan “Work! Don’t Work!,” this year’s selection is “all about work — to have work, to look for it, to find it, to find fulfillment in it, to suffer from it, or to drop out,” the fest said.

COMPETITION LINEUP:

“Armin,” Ognjen Svilicic, Croatia-Bosnia-Germany

“Darling,” Johan Kling, Sweden

“Fair Play,” Lionel Bailliu, France

“Fresh Air,” Agnes Kocsis, Hungary

“Gegenueber,” Jan Bonny, Germany

“Grounding,” Michael Steiner, Tobias Fueter, Switzerland

“Man’s Job,” Aleksi Salmenpera, Finland

“Once,” John Carney, Ireland

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