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Images of the Absence (Buenos Aires, meine Geschichte)

Images of  the Absence

"In 1991, I traveled from Buenos Aires to Germany to study film. Seven years later, I wanted to make this film: Images Of The Absence. The film tells the story of a family that never became one. My family. Images of the Absence is also a kind of diary of my journey from Germany to Buenos Aires to be able to understand the reasons for my parents' separation and for the long absence of my father. It is a film about love and the end of love, about growing old and death." German Kral

German Kral was born in Buenos Aires in 1968 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His films include: THE OTHER ONE (short, 1991), ON THE EDGE (short, 1992), TALES OF THE DESERTS (short, 1996), A TRICK OF THE LIGHT (co-director/co-author, 1996), TANGO BERLIN (co-director, 1997), IMAGES OF THE ABSENCE (1999), BERND EICHINGER, WHEN LIFE BECOMES A FILM (co-director/co-author, 2000), THAT'S LIFE (2002), MÚSICA CUBANA (2004), THE LAST APPLAUSE (2008), and OUR LAST TANGO (2015).
Genre Culture
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1998
Director German Kral
Screenplay German Kral
Cinematography Daniel Sponsel, Gustavo Wald
German Kral, Peter Przygodda
Gerd Baumann, Jens Fischer
Cast Beatriz Rossi, Emilia Monaco, Jorge Luis Borges
Producer Wolfgang Laengsfeld
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M), in co-production with German Kral Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 83 min
Format 16 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Mono
Sound Technology Mono, Optical
Festivals Mar del Plata 1998, Munich 1999, Yamagata 1999, Amsterdam 1999
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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