Murmurthe new horror film from indie filmmaker Mark Polish will have its world premiere at the Oldenburg Film Festival, the fall event known as ‘Germany’s Sundance’.
Polish is best known as half, with brother Michael, of the writing/directing team The Polish Brothers, whose credits include Sundance hit Twin Falls, Idaho (1999), jackpot (2001), The astronaut farmer (2006) and The smell of success. Michael Polish has typically taken over the directing of the Polish brothers’ films, with Mark playing the lead role and both siblings sharing the screenwriting credits.
Mark Polish stepped behind the front camera for the first time main lock (2019), his feature film debut starring Andy Garcia, Dianna Agron and James Frain.
Murmur, which he wrote and directed, follows a group of social media stars who become guinea pigs for a new app that breaks the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Polish daughter Logan Polish, from Apple TV+s The Mosquito Coaststars in the feature.
Oldenburg unveiled the first titles for the 2022 line-up on Wednesday Murmurother world premieres this year include Irish drama The Black Guelph from director John Connors, billed as the first film told from the perspective of the Irish Travelers ethnic group, of which Connors is a member, and Japanese feature The city from the first director Katsuki Kuroyanagi.
Several German language features, including the dystopian drama Junk Space Berlin by director Juri Padel, crime drama by Nikias Chryssos Life Tod EkstaseStefan Krohmer’s Die Rache an der Welt and Manchuria candidate-style thriller Subject 101 by debut director Tom Bewilogua, will also have their world premiere in Oldenburg.
Park Chan-wook’s Korean Thriller Decide to leavewho won the award for best director in Cannes, is expected to premiere in Germany in Oldenburg Zoo locked by the Austrian Andreas Horvath (Lilian) and Far ahead of usa family drama from American director Rob Rice, which premiered last month at the FIDMarseille International Film Festival.
Oldenburg will reveal its full lineup later this month. The 29th Oldenburg Film Festival runs from September 14-18.