Comedy success from Québec: Starbuck opens 30th film festival in Munich


The Munich Film Festival, Germany's biggest summer film festival, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the opening of this year's edition will be marked by the presentation of the Québec-made award-winning comedy Starbuck from Ken Scott. For its Germany premiere in Munich on June 29th, director Ken Scott and leading actors Patrick Huard and Julie LeBreton will also be in Munich.

Starbuck is as entertaining a comedy as it is profound. David Wozniak (Patrick Huard), nicknamed Starbuck, lives day by day, avoiding any responsibilities. The only constant in his life is his relationship with police officer Valérie (Julie LeBreton). As he learns that she’s pregnant, his past catches up. 20 years ago he made ends meet by donating sperm, which lead to the fact that he fathered 533 children. They want to know who their father is and hand in a class-action lawsuit.

The movie was a huge success in 2011 in Quebec, where it was the most profitable film of the year. Beyond that, Starbuck won several prizes at film festivals in Calgary and Valladolid, as well as at the Canadian Genie awards. The film will be brought to German movie theaters by Ascote Elite as of August 16th.

Films from Québec are a tradition on the Munich Film Festival program. In 2006 the Festival even showcased a complete Québec film series. The Quebec public company SODEC, the Quebec Office in Berlin and the Ministry of International Relationships support the German premiere of the film Starbuck at the Munich Film Festival. Munich Film Festival lasts from June 29th to July 7th.

Source: MRI