Oldenburg Film Fest to Honor Cult Director Philippe Mora

Dennis Hopper and Phillippe Mora on the set of 'Mad Dog Morgan' in 1974
Dennis Hopper and Phillippe Mora on the set of 'Mad Dog Morgan' in 1974
 Courtesy of the Oldenburg International Film Festival

The Oldenburg International Film Festival, an indie fest billed as “Germany's Sundance,” will honor Australian cult director Philippe Mora this year with a retrospective of his life's work.

One of the most consistently eclectic directors of the '70s and '80s, Mora's work has ranged form controversial Nazi documentary Swastika — banned in Israel and Germany for its use of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun's home movies — to outlaw biopic Mad Dog Morgan starring Dennis Hopper, to superhero spoof The Return of Captain Invincible featuring Alan Arkin.

Mora will attend the 21st Oldenburg festival and will receive the fest's German Independence Honorary Award there on Sept. 12.

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