German director Christian Schwochow will present his film West and participate in a Q&A on the opening night gala of KINO! Festival Of German Films in New York on June 12.

West won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2013 Montreal Film Festival and is based on Julia Franck’s novel Lagerfeuer.

Heide Schwochow adapted the Berlin Wall-era mystery starring Jördis Triebel, Alexander Scheer, Tristan Göbel and Jacky Ido.

Ö Filmproduktion’s Karin Schlösser produced with zero one film’s Thomas Kufus and terz Filmproduktion’s Christoph Friedel. 

Main Street Films chairman Craig Chang and president Harrison Kordestani plan to release the film theatrically later this year.