German Films dances the tango
by German Films
- Buenos Aires is getting ready for a 13th round of German films, with screenings including Finsterworld by Frauke Finsterwalder andBerlin, Symphony of a City byWalter Ruttmann
From September 12 to 18, German Films is bringing a selection of new German films, which includes 13 features plus the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER programme of short films, to the capital of Argentina. The Buenos Aires German Film Festival, an event initially conceived as an extension of the festival organised by German Films in Madrid, which became an established event and is now celebrating its 13th edition – with around 6,000 visitors attending last year and many sold-out performances – takes place in the famous Village Recoleta Cinema.
Amongst the special highlights is the opening screening of Finsterworld [+see also:
film profile] (photo - produced by Walker + Worm Film) in the presence of director Frauke Finsterwalder and producer Philipp Worm. The festival will close with the screening of the silent film Berlin, Symphony of a City by Walter Ruttmann, with live musical accompaniment.
Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt [+see also:
interview: Margarethe von Trotta
film profile] will celebrate its Argentinean premiere in collaboration with its local distributor, Alfa Films, which plans to release it at the end of September. The programme also includes Nina Grosse's The Weekend [+see also:
film profile] (produced by UFA Cinema), Stephan Lacant's Free Fall (Kurhaus Production), Matthias Schweighöfer's Schlussmacher [+see also:
film profile] (Amalia Film, Pantaleon Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation), Toke Constantin Hebbeln's Shores of Hope (UFA Cinema, Frisbeefilms), Franziska Schlotterer's Closed Season [+see also:
film profile], (coproduced by Eikon Südwest), Pola Beck's Breaking Horizons [+see also:
film profile] (ALIN Filmproduktion, Osiris Media, HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg) and two debut features: Lars-Gunnar Lotz's Shifting the Blame [+see also:
interview: Lars-Gunnar Lotz
film profile] (Film- und Fernsehlabor Ludwigsburg) and Sarah Judith Mettke's Transpapa (Teamworx Television und Filmproduktion). The Buenos Aires public will also be able to see the documentary Speed – In Search of Lost Time by Florian Opitz (Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion) and the family film Vampire Sister [+see also:
film profile]s by Wolfgang Groos (Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion, Deutsche Colombia Pictures Film Produktion).
The festival intends to present the Argentinean audience with new German feature films, documentaries and shorts and thus increase the visibility of German productions abroad. Besides attracting film buyers, the goal is to reach members of the press and, above all, the general public, which gives German producers and world sales agents the opportunity to analyse the audience's reactions to their films.
Updated information about the Buenos Aires German Film Festival can be found on Facebook.
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