It’s the intense encounters and reunions that only take place at the Home of Films. A small selection from 2019: … at the opening of the 53rd Hof International Film Festival with Gregory Kirchhoff’s BAUMBACHER SYNDROME, it was leading actor Tobias Moretti together with his son Lenz, in his first role as his father’s film son, who met Tobias’ colleague Karl Markovics before the premiere. The latter in turn presented his third film as a director, NOBADIE. Fortunately, they didn’t miss the actual premiere with so much catching up. The next day we met up again with Oscar®-award winner Caroline Link, our colleague from Hof, who first showed her short film SUMMERTAGE in Hof in 1990. This year she was awarded the Hans Vogt Award. It was just as nice to welcome our retrospective guest Samir – director, producer, author, editor, cameraman, actor and regular guest in Hof.
At the bratwurst stand in front of the Central cinema we saw Max Riemelt again, who talked with his director Savaş Ceviz and the audience about his film KOPFPLATZEN and received the Award of the City of Hof from Alfred Holighaus. At the same time, the film team of Roland Reber’s CABARET OF DEATH passed by in a polonaise-like dance. And you had to be careful not to stumble over one of the dogs from Connie Walther’s DIE RÜDEN. Because many spectators still had tears in their eyes after the premiere of DAS WUNDER VON TAIPEH. The film as well as the welcoming of some team members of the first German female soccer world champion team of 1981 was extremely moving. This emotional moment was topped at the traditional festival soccer match when soccer world champion Petra Landers played for the team of the FC Hofer Filmtage – also a premiere!