Cannes Highlights Head to Munich Film Festival

8:31 AM PST 06/10/2014 by Scott Roxborough
"Leviathan," which won Andrei Zvyagintsev the best director honor in Cannes, will screen in Munich.

Tommy Lee Jones' Western "The Homesman," Jean-Luc Godard's Grand Prix winner "Goodbye to Language" and the Dardenne Brothers' "Two Days, One Night" are among this year's lineup.

Cannes is heading to Germany as some of the big buzz titles from this year's Cannes Film Festival are set to screen at the 32nd Munich International Film Festival.

The fest run June 27-July 5.

Munich's lineup this year, unveiled Tuesday,  includes several prize winners and critical favorites from Cannes, such as Jean-Luc Godard's Grand Prix winner Goodbye to Language, Russian drama Leviathan, which won the best director honor for Andrei Zvyagintsev, and Two Days, One Night, the social drama from the Dardenne brothers starring Marion Cotillard.

Also celebrating their German premiere in Munich after gracing the Cannes red carpet are Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart and Still the Water from Japanese director Naomi Kawase.

German auteur Wim Wenders will make another trip to Munich where his latest documentary, Salt of the Earth, will screen following its Cannes run in the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

Other highlights of this year's Munich fest include the sci - fi thriller Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson and the international premiere of Gomorra, the Italian TV series based on the award-winning non-fiction book and 2008 film about the Camorra mafia. 

"That's the (Munich) festival," said festival director Diana Iljine,  "from the strangest U.S comedy to the most touching French love story to science fiction and psycho thrillers, there is something for everyone, just nothing ordinary." 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet will open the Munich Film Festival on June 27. Origins, a sci-fi drama from U.S. director Mike Cahill starring Michael Pitt, will close the fest.

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