Film by Bavarian director Frauke Finsterwalder among best first feature films at Montreal World Film Festival 2013


Frauke Finsterwalder accepting her Bronze Zenith for best first fiction feature at FFM 2013 - picture FFM/Sylvain Légaré, source facebook.com/GermanFilms

The 37th edition of the Montreal World Film Fest ended last Sunday and shone a particular light onto Bavarian film director Frauke Finsterwalder, whose film FINSTERWORLD, world-premiering at the event, was awarded the Bronze Zenith in the category of Best First Feature Films. The scenario had been written in collaboration with best-seller author Christian Kracht.

"Earworms, costumes and school trips to concentration camps: They don't understand a thing about it, neither do they about themselves or others. "Finsterworld", with its series of weird characters and shiny colors, paints a tragi-comic portrait of German neuroses." (Sueddeutsche.de)

Another remarkable result was the Best Actress Award to Jördis Treibel, main character of Christian Schwochow's film - also a world premiere - WESTEN (WEST).

The documentary WAGNERWAHN (THE WAGNER FILES) by Ralf Pleger won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.

The Montreal World Film Festival is one of Canada's oldest festivals. In 2012, Munich-born acress Brigitte Hobmeier had been acclaimed as Best Actress for her role in CLOSED SEASON by Franziska Schlotterer.

Source & more: www.ffm-montreal.org