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Festival of German Films celebrates 10th anniversary in Buenos Aires

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Festival of German Films celebrates 10th anniversary in Buenos Aires

After nine successful festival years, expectations are high for the 10th edition of the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires (September 23 – 29). The jubilee year will see eleven new feature films, a documentary, a children’s film as well as the Next Generation 2010 program of shorts and the screening of F. W. Murnau’s silent film The Last Laugh with musical accompaniment by the Trio Antepenúltimo.

The festival will open with a gala screening of When We Leave [+see also:
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interview: Feo Aladag
interview: Feo Aladag
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(finalist of the LUX Prize of the European Parliament 2010) , introduced by its director, Feo Aladag.

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The new German feature films of the main program are: Kaspar Heidelbach’s Berlin `36, Susanne Schneider’s The Day Will Come [+see also:
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, Markus Goller’s Friendship! [+see also:
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, Alain Gsponer’s Lila, Lila (My Words, My Lies – My Love) [+see also:
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, Joseph Vilsmaier’s Nanga Parbat, Dietrich Brueggemann’s Run If You Can [+see also:
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, Alexander Adolph’s I’ve Never Been Happier and Ceasefire by Lancelot von Naso.

In addition, directors Ralf Huettner (Vincent Wants to Sea) and Philip Koch ( Picco [+see also:
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interview: Philip Koch
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) will be travelling to Buenos Aires to introduce their films.

The festival program also includes the documentary Kinshasa Symphony [+see also:
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, on Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste. Younger audience and families can enjoy Hanni & Nanni [+see also:
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, based on Enid Blyton’s successful series of books.

Festival-goers will vote for their favourite film and the winner of the Audience Award will be shown again on closing night.

Event partners are the German Embassy and Goethe Institut in Buenos Aires, Kodak, the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Stiftung, Transit Film, Multi Logistics, Deutsche Welle-TV, Volkswagen, Revista Llegás, Eurochannel and Cátulo Tango.

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