Munich International Film festival – Ralph Fiennes – Antonio Banderas – Mads Bügger – Bong Joon-ho 봉준호

Munich International Film festival - Ralph Fiennes - Antonio Banderas in Germany

Munich International Film festival – Ralph Fiennes – Antonio Banderas – Mads Bügger – Bong Joon-ho 봉준호

Munich International Film festival (German: Filmfest München) is the largest summer film festival in Germany and second only in size and importance to the Berlinale. It has been held annually since 1983 and takes place in late June. It presents feature films and feature-length documentaries. The festival is also proud of the role it plays in discovering talented and innovative young filmmakers. With the exception of retrospectives, tributes and homages, all of the films screened are German premieres and many are European and world premieres.

With over 200 feature films and feature-length documentaries on more than 18 screens, Filmfest München attracts approximately 80 000 movie lovers each year. It accredits more than 600 members of the international press and media as well as over 2500 film industry professionals. It has always been a popular meeting place for industry insiders throughout Germany and Europe. The festival center is located at Munich’s cultural center Gasteig, where screenings, panels, ceremonies and discussions take place and the festival offices are located. There are several participating movie theaters in the downtown area.

The director of Filmfest München is Diana Iljine, who took over in August 2011. Former directors are Andreas Ströhl (2004-2011) and Eberhard Hauff, who ran the festival from its outset. The festival is hosted by Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH, whose shareholders are the City of Munich, the Free State of Bavaria (President of Bavaria Markus Söder), the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, represented by director Ulrich Wilhelm) and the SPIO (the German film industry association represented by Thomas Negele. The IMF also hosts the annual International Festival of Film Schools (German: Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München) Filmschoolfest in November.

This year, two Hollywood stars received the CineMerit Award:

The Briton Ralph Fiennes presented in Munich his third directorial work “Nurejew – The White Crow”, in which he also plays the main role of the ballet master Alexander Pushkin.

The Spanish actor Antonio Banderas at the Munich Film Festival, he presented the new film directed by Pedro Almodóvar “suffering and glory,” for whose main role Banderas was just awarded at the Cannes Film Festival with the prestigious Actor Award.

Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호, is a South Korean film director and screenwriter whose films include the crime drama Memories Of Murder (2003), the monster movie The Host (2006) and the sci-fi action film Snowpiercer (2013), with the latter two being among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea. He has had two films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival: Okja, which debuted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. He became the first Korean director to win the award.

In 2017, Metacritic ranked Bong #13 on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. His films feature uncomfortable subject matter, black humor and sudden mood shifts.
His first two films, Danes for Bush and The Red Chapel, are ironic documentaries filmed in the United States and North Korea respectively.

Mads Brügger a Danish filmmaker and TV host in October 2011 released a new documentary, The Ambassador, about the trading of diplomatic titles in Africa. Brügger impersonated a Liberian ambassador by purchasing a new identity on a black market, and then proceeded to expose the ease with which people holding diplomatic titles can exploit the gem trade.

As result of the revelations in the documentary the government of Liberia has taken legal steps to prosecute Brügger and the other participants, due to the embarrassment his work has done to the country. However, as of July 2012 the Danish government has not been presented with a formal demand for the extradition of Brügger.

Brügger directed Cold Case Hammarskjöld (premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival), which is a documentary film about the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash in 1961. In January 2019 Brügger reported in three articles in The Guardian about his findings.

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The Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw.

The Great Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw Poland

The Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw.

Opera was brought to Poland just thirty years after it first appeared in Florence, by Royal Prince Ladislaus IV Vasa. In 1628 he invited the first Italian opera troupe to Warsaw. For over 170 years the Teatr Wielki has been Poland’s grandest opera and ballet theatre. It was built in 1825–1833 to a design by the Italian architect Antonio Corazzi of Livorno.The building was converted several times. It was bombed during the siege of Warsaw in 1939 and almost completely ruined. Only the original classicist façade survived.

Stanisława Moniuszko ( Stanislaw Moniuszko ) is regarded as the father of the Polish national opera. His most famous operas are Halka and Straszny Dwór ( The Haunted Manor ). The most prominent Polish composer ot the Romantic era was Fryderyk Chopin ( Frédéric Chopin ) , who composed exclusively for piano.

In 1945–1965 the company performed on other stages while the theatre building was being restored and expanded according to designs by Bohdan Pniewski.The Polish National Opera at the Teatr Wielki continues its over 200-year tradition, producing works by Polish composers as well as world classics.

In 2002 the Teatr Wielki’s façade was crowned with a magnificent sculpture of Apollo’s Quadriga, as originally envisaged by architect Antonio Corazzi 180 years before. The sculpture is a contemporary design by Adam Myjak and Antoni J. Pastwa.

In the 1998–2002 seasons and then again from October 2008, the general director of the Teatr Wielki has been the great culture manager Waldemar Dąbrowski, who was Poland’s minister of culture in 2002–2005. The Polish National Opera’s artistic director is the great stage director Mariusz Treliński, who first occupied the post in the 2005/06 season and was reappointed in October 2008. His opera productions constitute highlights of operatic repertoire not only in Warsaw, but also in Washington, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Vilnius, and Bratislava.

The National Opera in Warsaw Poland features two auditoriums and a museum:

The Stanisław Moniuszko Auditorium, which seats 1,841, is the primary venue for opera, ballet and theatre performances, which run annually from September through June/July.
The Emil Młynarski Auditorium seats 248.
The Theatre Museum, accommodated in former main-floor ballrooms, is the country’s sole theatre museum.

Polish opera theaters:

The Grand Theatre in Warsaw (Polish: Teatr Wielki w Warszawie) or the Great Theatre—National Opera (Polish: Teatr Wielki—Opera Narodowa) is a theatre complex, opera company, and home of the Polish National Ballet, located on historic Theatre Square in Warsaw, Poland. The Warsaw Grand Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Europe and in the world, with a seating capacity of over 2000.
The Opera Krakowska (Kraków Opera), was founded in 1954 in postwar Kraków, Poland.
Teatr Wielki w Łodzi (The Grand Theater in Łódź) is an opera house in Łódź, Poland.
The Wrocław Opera is an opera company and opera house in Wrocław, Poland. The opera house was opened in 1841 and up to 1945 was known as the Breslau Opera.
Silesian Opera in Bytom (Polish: Opera Śląska w Bytomiu) is an opera company in Bytom, Silesia, Poland, that was founded in 1945. Its home is the former City Theatre that was built between 1898-1901. Adamo Didur was the first artistic director.
Grand Theatre, Poznań (Polish: Teatr Wielki im. Stanisława Moniuszki w Poznaniu) is a neoclassical opera house located in Poznań, Poland. It is named after famous Polish composer Stanisław Moniuszko.
The Opera Nova is an opera house located in Bydgoszcz and established in 1956, which also plays the role of a musical theater. It is one of the 10 opera houses in Poland and the only one of this size in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Opera Nova also welcomes the scene of the Bydgoszcz Buratino Puppet Theatre.
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Center in Białystok – currently the largest artistic institution in north-eastern Poland and the most modern cultural center in this part of Europe.

Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel Studios – Superhero Magnetic Man Film.

Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel Studios - Superhero Magnetic Man Film

The Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel Studios – Superhero Magnetic Man movie.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), an American media franchise and shared universe centered on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The franchise also includes comic books, short films, television series, and digital series. The shared universe, much like the original Marvel Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. Phil Coulson, portrayed by Clark Gregg, is an original character to the MCU and the only character to appear across all its different media.

The first MCU film was Iron Man, which began the first phase of films culminating in the crossover film The Avengers. Phase Two began with Iron Man 3 and concluded with Ant-Man. Phase Three began with Captain America: Civil War and is set to conclude with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The three phases are collectively known as “The Infinity Saga”. Marvel Television expanded the universe to network television with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC in the 2013 and 2014 television season, followed by online streaming with Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix and Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu, and then to cable television with Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform. Marvel Television also produced the digital series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot.
All episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot were released on December 13, 2016. It received a positive critical response, and won a Webby Award, along with nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, Streamy Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards.
Netflix, Inc. Netflix became the most nominated service at 2018 Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards with 112 nominations breaking HBO’s 17-years record of most nominated network at Emmys, who received 108 nominations.

Stan Lee’s Superhumans on Fokus TV Poland – Telewizja Polska – Supermocni

stan lee's superhumans on fokus tv poland - telewizja polska - supermocni -superhuman magnetic man

Stan Lee’s Superhumans Episode Human Wolf – Mind Force, Miroslaw Magola alias Superhuman Magnetic Man

Stan Lee’s Superhumans on Fokus TV Poland – Telewizja Polska – Supermocni.

Stan Lee’s Superhumans is a documentary television series that debuted from August 5, 2010 to September 17, 2014 on History and Discovery Channel worldwide. It is hosted by comic book superhero creator Stan Lee and follows contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, “the most flexible man in the world”, as he searches the globe for real life superhumans – people with extraordinary physical or mental abilities. Comic book legend Stan Lee is on a quest to find the real life super heroes who walk among us! Stan Lee and Daniel Browning Smith travel the world looking for humans that have powers like heros from comic books.

You can see anytime Stan Lee’s Superhumans on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Vudu

Supermocni ludzie o zdolnosciach filmowych superbohaterow. Polak Superhuman Magnetic Man.

Magnetic Man Artwork – God, Knowledge, Superhuman, Brain, Universe, Time

Magnetic Man Artwork - God - Knowledge - Superhuman - Brain - Universe - Time

Magnetic Man Artwork – God, Knowledge, Superhuman, Brain, Universe, Time

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative, conceptual idea, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

The three classical branches of art are painting, sculpture and architecture. Music, theater, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of the arts. Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences. In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts. Citation from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation. The nature of art and related concepts, such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics. A neuroscientist or  neurobiologist continue to investigate the altered states that some Artists, use by them artworks. They want to know more about how the mind works and its connection with the brain.

George Lucas – Star Wars films creator.

Star Wars films written and directed by George Lucas
The home of Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine in the epic space opera film Star Wars.

George Lucas is a four time Academy Award nominated American film and television writer, director, and producer. He is best known as creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. From 1977 to 2005, he served as co-writer and executive producer of all six Star Wars films, as well as director for four of the films. He also appeared in a cameo role in Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
George Walton Lucas enjoy a friendship with another film director Steven Spielberg and that has resulted in collaborations on films including the Indiana Jones movies Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucas was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He also received the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. He appeared at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007 with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola to present the Best Director award.
Besides his directorial and production work on movies, Lucas is one of the most significant contemporary contributors to modern movie technology. In 1975 Lucas established Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in Van Nuys, California, which was responsible for the invention of the special computer assisted camera crane “Dykstraflex” that was used for most of the space fight sequences in the Star Wars movies (technology which was later adopted by most other visual effects production units, such as those responsible for Battlestar Galactica, considered very similar to Star Wars by many and Star Trek : The Next Generation.

George Lucas sold Lucasfilm (and franchise rights) to The Walt Disney Company.

Stan Lee created superheroes: Spider-Man X-Men Magnetic Man

Stan Lee created iconic Marvel superheroes Spider Man X Men Magnetic Man

Stan Lee created iconic Marvel superheroes : Spider Man,  X Men,  Magnetic Man

Superheroes and Hollywood figures alike took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to comic book legend Stan Lee, who died on Monday at age 95.

Stan Lee in collaboration with several artists particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created fictional characters including iconic Marvel superheroes: Black Panther, Thor, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Magnetic Man, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Avengers, Captain America.

Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.

Following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in movies based on Marvel characters. Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s until his death in 2018.