Summer in Southern Germany is season for one of Germany's largest film festivals, the Filmfest München held this year from June 25 to July 3.
The festival will be celebrating Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, honouring him with the CineMerit Award for his many achievements, from his 1996 breakthrough in "Pusher" to his claim to international stardom in the shape of classic Bond villain Le Chiffre. The award will be marked by the screening of "Die Tür" ("The Door"), Mikkelsen's latest leading performance.
Four Danish titles are selected for the International Programme:
Nicolas Winding Refn's Viking saga "Valhalla Rising", also nominated for the Arri-Zeiss Award for Best Foreign Film, Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer's prison drama "R", Michael Madsen's philosophical pondering of the problem of nuclear waste "Into Eternity", and Mads Brügger's Sundance winner "The Red Chapel" exploring humour in North Korea.