2012 Munich Filmfestby Gregory van de Krol | created - 16 Jun 2012 | updated - 18 Apr 2015 | Public
Films I saw or hoped to see at the 2012 International Filmfest in Munich.
The films I loved the most so far:
Mourning La voz dormida (The Sleeping Voice) Shun Li and the Poet The Orator When Pigs Have Wings Policeman
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3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 74,349 | Gross: $12.80M
4. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,254 | Gross: $4.01M
5. Lena (2011)
119 min | Drama
Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
7. Starbuck (2011)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.
Votes: 14,500 | Gross: $0.34M
8. Wo 11 (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school's daily ... See full summary »
11. O le tulafale (2011)
110 min | Drama
Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »
14. Shapito-shou (2011)
207 min | Comedy, Musical
It is a movie-riddle, a movie-joke, a movie-labyrinth. 4 parts and 4 travels to the sea, 4 crossed short stories: Love, Friendship, Respect and Cooperation. Heroes of each of the short ... See full summary »
15. El Gusto (2011)
88 min | Documentary
EL GUSTO is the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. These musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of Algiers, Chaabi music.
Director: Safinez Bousbia
16. When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
98 min | Comedy
After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine... See full summary »
17. Io sono Li (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
18. La voz dormida (2011)
128 min | Drama, War
Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »
19. Svartur á leik (2012)
R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller
After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.
22. Soog (2011)
85 min | Drama
A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along ... See full summary »
23. Rust and Bone (2012)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Votes: 54,543 | Gross: $2.06M
24. Unconditional (II) (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller
An unconventional romance about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who both fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark offering money - on one condition.
25. Z daleka widok jest piekny (2011)
77 min | Drama
A secluded Polish village is the setting for a love story between a scrapper and a young woman. Seen through the monotony of everyday life, the film depicts the hardships of a rural ... See full summary »
26. Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intentii (2011)
105 min | Drama
Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke, the caring son's life gets out of track. At the hospital he finds himself in a ... See full summary »
27. Villegas (2012)
99 min | Drama
After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father's funeral in Villegas, small inland town where they grew up together... See full summary »
29. Verano (2011)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
During one hot summer day, little things happen to the visitors and workers of an old thermal resort in southern Chile. Julieta, Francisco, Isa, Rodrigo, Ignacio, Mariana, Muriel, Gabriela,... See full summary »
31. La pirogue (2012)
87 min | Drama
A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.
32. A Febre do Rato (2011)
110 min | Drama
Rat Fever is the alcohol-drenched story of an unrequited love. The poet Zizo, a pure-bred anarchist, is lost as soon as he meets the sober Eneida. She doesn't mind being his muse, but she ... See full summary »
33. Sudoeste (2011)
128 min | Drama
In a Brazilian coastal village where everything seems motionless, Clarice grasps her life in a single day, unlike those she meets and who are living this day like any other. She tries to ... See full summary »
34. Tae peang phu deaw (2011)
98 min | Drama
Lek and Kong work side by side at the shopping mall. Lek is a lonely locksmith, and Kong is an aspiring writer. When Kong comes up with a plan to put Leks lock picking skills to good use, ... See full synopsis »
35. En el nombre de la hija (2011)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
Manuela has been brought up by her beloved father, a communist and an atheist. When she spends her vacation in her grandmother's catholic-conservative farmhouse it leads to an inevitable ... See full summary »
37. Der Verdingbub (2011)
107 min | Drama
A Swiss-German rural peasant family takes Max, a crude 15-year-old boy, into a foster situation of constant bullying. Soon, a foster girl is added to the mix.