Award for IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER at the Munich Film Festival
36. Munich Film Festival
Writer & director Damian John Harper wins Best Screenplay Award for his film IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER in the section New German Cinema (Neues Deutsches Kino), one of the most competitive sections of the Munich Film Festival.
The family drama set in the canyon lands of the American Southwest in the surroundings of a native American reservation in rural New Mexico was developed in the Cinéfondation program in Cannes
This is already Harper’s second success: his debut feature Los Àngeles was a festival hit and travelled the world. In 2014 The Munich Film School graduate was also given the First Steps Award, Germany’s most coveted award for new filmmakers.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER, a co-production between Weydemann Bros. and Lightburst Pictures is the second collaboration between sibling producers Jonas and Jakob D. Weydemann and the US-born director Harper. It will be released by Farbfilm in German cinemas on August 16.