Kate Winslet to receive Munich Film Festival CineMerit Award


Oscar winner Kate Winslet will be honored at this year’s Munich international film festival with the festival’s CineMerit Award for extraordinary achievement.

Winslet will attend the German festival to present the European premiere of her new film, Lee, where she plays war correspondent and photographer Lee Miller. She will receive the CineMerit Award after the Munich screening of Lee and will take part in a sit-down discussion.

Directed by Ellen Kuras, Lee premiered in Toronto last year. Marion Cotillard, Andrea Riseborough, Noémie Merlant, Josh O’Connor, and Andy Samberg co-star. Winslet is also a producer on the film. StudioCanal is releasing Lee in Germany, bowing in theaters here in September.

“We’re delighted that Kate Winslet will be celebrating the film’s European premiere with us in Munich,” said festival director Christoph Gröner and artistic co-director Julia Weigl in a joint statement. “Lee is a wonderfully intense character portrait. It’s important to us that the Munich International Film Festival, with its many films and voices, sends a clear signal for democracy, diversity, and cohesion.”

Another iconic Oscar-winning actress, Jessica Lange, will also be honored in Munich this year with the CineMerit award.

The 41st Munich film festival runs June 28-July 7.



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