Geiselgasteig & Bavaria Filmstadt
only to Berlin’s film industry, Geiselgasteig has been a centre for
film since 1910. Major productions have been shot here well into the
modern era, including Petersen’s Das Boot, and films by Bergman and
Fassbinder. Today, Bavaria Filmstadt presents screenings and live shows
on the back lot.
1983, the largest German public film festival has been screening the
latest international films at the end of June. Movie buffs love the
Indies event, a series on independent American film. Gasteig is the
festival centre, and screenings are held at various cinemas throughout
the city. An offshoot of the film festival, the International Festival
of Film Academies is in November.
Academy for Television and Film
training ground for film professionals since 1967, the academy’s famous
graduates include Wim Wenders and Roland Emmerich. Regular film
screenings are held in the academy’s in-house cinema.
Münchner Filmmuseum im Stadtmuseum
dream theatre for cinephiles has been newly renovated and equipped with
the latest projection technology for all movie formats. For 40 years,
it has been showing foreign films, series, films from the museum’s
archives, and famous silent-film reconstructions, often with live music.
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International Documentary Film Festival
is the month of documentary film in Munich. The programme includes
documentary, topical, and Bavarian films, forum discussions with
filmmakers, and a best-of-programme event.
penchant for the eerie and gruesome is a prerequisite for this festival
of horror films and thrillers, held in July and August.
Munich’s former film palace was re-opened in 2003. This ultra-modern multiplex cinema is also used for film premieres.
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Designed by Arnold & Richter, this is a cinema rich in tradition, with a large lobby and bar.
discriminating cinema is operated by Munich cinephile Sigi Daiber. It
screens independent films and documentaries, including films by
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This cinema, tucked away in the basement of a rear courtyard building is dedicated to films beyond the mainstream.
Top 10 Munich Filmmakers
Adlon (1935–) worked in Hollywood following the success of Out of Rosenheim.
Born in Munich, Achternbusch (1938–) creates anarchic Bavarian films in the tradition of Karl Valentin.
Verhoeven (1938–) belongs to a prominent, talented family of actors and directors, and is married to actress Senta Berger.
Successful director (1939–) of biopics, among others the 1997 Comedian Harmonists.
Dietl (1944–) portrayed the Munich scene in TV series such as Monaco Franze (1983) and Kir Royal (1985).
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Famous prodigy of the New German Cinema, Fassbinder (1945–82) directed more than 40 films.
With the 1967 Zur Sache Schätzchen (What Gives, Sweetheart?), starring Werner Enke and Uschi Glas, Spils created the film that captured the spirit of Schwabing in the 1960s.
Director and author Dörrie (1955–) became known for her 1985 film Männer (Men).
In 2002, Link (1964–) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film for Nirgendwo in Afrika.
Gallenberger (1972–), who was born in Munich, received an Oscar in 2001 for his short film Quiero ser.