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Melanie Griffith to Get Lifetime Achievement Award at Munich Film Festival

Melanie Griffith Headshot - P 2011
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Griffith’s new film “The Grief Tourist” will have its world premiere in Munich.

COLOGNE, Germany – Oscar-nominated actress Melanie Griffith will be honored at this year’s Munich Film Festival, where she will receive the fest’s lifetime achievement prize, the CineMerit Award.

In Griffith’s honor, the Munich Festival will also screen the world premiere of her new film, the psychological thriller The Grief Tourist from British director Siri Krishnamma. The film, about a man obsessed with a brutal serial killer, was produced by Vision Entertainment Group.

The Munich Festival, which runs June 29–July 7,  will also screen a retrospective of Griffith’s films, including Jonathan Demme’s Golden Globe-nominated Something Wild (1986); Mike NicolsWorking Girl (1988), which nabbed Griffith an Oscar nomination for best actress; Mike Figgis’ crime drama Stormy Monday (1988) and Two Much (1995), the comedy from Spanish director Fernando Trueba co-starring Griffith’s husband Antonio Banderas.

Griffith, who recently wrapped shooting on Nick Cassavetes’ psychedelic road movie Yellow, will attend the Munich festival and receive her CineMerit Award in person on July 3.