37th Montreal World Film Festival, Aug. 22 to Sept. 2: 4 German films – 2 of which Bavarian – in the competition sections


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A total of 37 German films and co-productions have been invited to the 37th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, 2013.

The World Competition will feature two German films in their world premiere: WEST (WESTEN) by Christian Schwochow, and Gregor Schnitzler’s GAMING INSTINCT (SPIELTRIEB), which was financed by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern. Its storyboard is based on an award-winning novel by Juli Zeh, depicting the highly intelligent girl Ada and the fascinatingly demonic Alev, two loners who get to know one another at school. Alev regards all of people's actions as if in a game. He aims to control and manipulate people like pawns in a game.

The Competition of Debut Films will boast another pair of German films in the lineup: PARTY OF EIGHT (ANTONS FEST) by John Kolya Reichart, and FINSTERWORLD by Frauke Finsterwalder, another FFF Bayern financed movie, on its international premiere at this year’s FFM. In a Germany seemingly from another era, a land where the sun is always shining, children wear school uniforms and policemen bear costumes, and chiropodists gives biscuits as presents to old ladies. However, an dark abyss lurks behind the beauty of this parallel world, and that's where the journey is taking us. The film's screenplay was written together with the bestseller writer Christian Kracht.

More German films and co-productions to be screened at the 2013 FFM.

Another film to draw the audience’s attention should be LUDWIG II by Peter Sehr & Marie Noëlle, a Bavaria Pictures GmbH film focusing on the life of the famous king. The main actor of this somptuous historic reconstitution, Sabin Tambrea, was awarded the Bavarian Film Prize in 2012 for best young actor.

The Montreal World Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Canada. Its 2013 edition will start on August 22 and run through September 2. In 2012, Munich born actress Brigitte Hobmeier had been voted Best Actress for her role in CLOSED SEASON by director Franziska Schlotterer.

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