Open-air cinema premieres

Munich Film Festival PopUp

Two open-air cinemas and seven world premieres of German films and series: To the delight of all cineasts this small and fine film festival will take place in Munich in July and August 2020. Behind it are the makers of the Munich Film Festival, unfortunately cancelled for 2020, and students of the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF).

For the Filmfest team under the direction of Diana Iljine, the new pop-up format is not a substitute for the failed film festival, but rather an experiment. But no matter what the child is called now, the organizers have spared no effort to provide Munich's audience and film fans from near and far with a great film offer this summer as well. Filmfest München Pop-up features the world premieres of seven brand-new German film and series productions, which can be enjoyed from a car seat or deckchair.

A large part of the screenings will take place on the parking lot of the Zenith in the "PopUp drive-in cinema Munich presented by M-net". The first is Kida Khodr Ramadans IN BERLIN WACHST KEIN ORANGENBAUM. The acting star also takes on the leading role in his solo directorial debut. The 130 square metre screen of the PopUp drive-in cinema will also feature the crime comedy FAKING BULLSHIT with, among others, Bjarne Mädel.

Just in time for the prevented start of the legendary heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air, Munich becomes a Mecca for metal fans: A brand new cinema version of all episodes of the first and second season of the Bavarian cult web series LORD & SCHLUMPFI - DER LANGE WEG NACH WACKEN has been created. Sebastian Marka's near-future-thriller EXIT brings high tension.

The series continues in August with the Rom Com HELLO AGAIN - EIN TAG FÜR IMMER , which celebrates its premiere in the pop-up drive-in cinema. At the end of August, Munich's cinema desperado Klaus Lemke will be making his appearance at the PopUp drive-in cinema. In his luggage he has his latest film EIN CALLGIRL FÜR GEISTER.

The already well-established cinema at the Olympic Lake, which takes place every year from May to September, becomes the stage for another highlight of the open-air cinema summer: the premiere of the second season of Natalie Spinel's instant cult series SERVUS BABY. In cooperation with Kino am Olympiasee and Bayerischer Rundfunk, the four new episodes of the highly anticipated second season will be shown as a world premiere.

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