Festival 2020 :: Find Your Wild

1998 :: Til there was Til

In 1998, at the height of his stardom, Germany’s best know actor - & future filmmaker credited with over 51 million admissions to date - attended Oldenburg to present his debut role in an American film »SLC Punk!«, starring Matthew Lillard. To accommodate over 1,000 fans and autograph seekers, streets in front of the cinema were shut down for the first time. An awe-struck 20 year-old police officer remarked: »I’ve never seen anything like this.«

»Just as impressive as the films was the festival itself, which, under the inspired direction of Torsten Neumann, combined intelligent cinephilia with a laid-back atmosphere of democratic equality.«

- Sight and Sound