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‘Anchorage’ Wins 2021 Oldenburg Film Festival

Anchorage, Scott Monahan’s dark drama about two brothers who take off on an ill-advised drug-running mission to Alaska, has won the 2021 Oldenburg International Film Festival, taking the…

‘What Happened to the Wolf?’ Director Na Gyi on His Life in Hiding From the Myanmar Junta

Burmese director Na Gyi will not be attending the Oldenburg Film Festival for the world premiere of his new film What Happened to the Wolf? Neither will Paing Phyo Thu, who stars in the film and…

‘Anchorage’: Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Brothers go on a drug-fueled road trip in Scott Monahan's two-hander.

Oldenburg Highlight ‘The Maestro’: ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’ Meets ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

If a mad scientist were to design the perfect Oldenburg Festival film in a lab, it might look like The Maestro: a B-movie horror tribute from Thailand about a frustrated classical music…

Oldenburg Fest: Somtow Sucharitkul Composes ‘Piranha II’-Inspired Symphony for Tribute

If anyone these days still remembers Piranha II: The Spawning, a low-budget Jaws-esque “horror for the deep” from 1981, it’s usually as the answer to the trivia question: What was James…

‘Foxhole’: Film Review | Oldenburg 2021

Jack Fessenden's sophomore feature casts the same group of actors as soldiers in three different wars.

Nic Cage Goes Bowling and Four Other “Only in Oldenburg Moments”

The Oldenburg Film Festival is legendary for its secret parties, out-there events, and odd celebrity-civilian encounters. For the festival’s 28th anniversary, Oldenburg Film Festival co-founder…

Oldenburg Festival Channels ‘The Matrix’ for Festival Trailer

“Take the red pill!” Echoing the rallying call of Matrix-heads everywhere, the Oldenburg International Film Festival is paying tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Wachowskis’ sci-fi classic with…

Oldenburg Film Festival to Open in Full-Capacity Theater

Going into the 2021 Oldenburg Film Festival, festival director Torsten Neumann said there was “no Plan B,” meaning Oldenburg was determined, despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic…

Oldenburg Film Festival to Honor Laos Director Mattie Do

The Oldenburg International Film Festival will honor Laotian director Mattie Do with a tribute to her life and work at its 2021 event. Do will receive the 2021 German Independence Honorary…

Oldenburg Film Festival to Honor “King of the Rip Offs” Ovidio Assonitis

The Oldenburg Film Festival, Germany’s leading independent film fest, will honor Ovidio Assonitis, the so-called “King of the Rip-Offs,” with its 2021 retrospective. The Egyptian-born…

Cannes Winner ‘Titane’ Leads Oldenburg Film Festival Lineup

Titane, Julia Ducournau’s Cannes-winning second feature, will have its German premiere at the 2021 Oldenburg Film Festival, leading a lineup of independent cinema from Europe, the U.S…