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Tommy Lee Jones, Wim Wenders Headed to Munich Film Festival

10 June 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Munich Film Festival, which runs June 27-July 5, will kick off with the German premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” and close with “I Origins” from U.S. helmer Mike Cahill.

The festival features four sections — CineMasters, CineVision, Spotlight and International Independents — packed with German premieres.

“This year’s films hit their targets — they go straight to the heart or the solar plexus,” said festival director Diana Iljine in a statement.

Films making their Teutonic preems include Wim Wenders’ “The Salt of the Earth,” Tommy Lee Jones’ Western “The Homesman” and Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” with Scarlett Johansson. Sky Italia’s high-profile TV series “Gomorrah” will also unspool at the festival.

The CineMasters entries will compete for the Arri/Osram Award. The lineup includes Turkish director Tayfun Pirselimoglu’s “I am Not Him,” Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Jean-Luc Godard’s experimental »

- Carole Horst

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