The figures in themselves attest that the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires has been a great success in recent years with around 7,000 admissions each time - and the most successful event of its kind in South America. Moreover, the local audience is a very enthusiastic one which gave the director Wolfgang Becker a very warm reception in 2016. Another German director is due to attend the 17th edition from 14 to 20 September 2017: Simon Verhoeven will present his film WELCOME TO GERMANY  at the festival's opening.

A real favourite with the audiences has been chosen to open the festival: the comedy was the most seen German film domestically in 2016 with more than 3.7 million admissions and was then awarded the 2017 German Film Audience Prize. 

A total of 16 German feature films and documentaries and German Films' short film program NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER will be shown in the Village Recoleta and Caballito cinemas. Diversity is the key this year: genre cinema and arthouse, German box-office hits and international festival successes from Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo or Moscow, among others, as well as documentaries and family entertainment are in the line-up.

Popular film classics from the days of silent movies also get a look in. VARIETE by Ewald André Dupont from 1925 will be screened with musical accompaniment from DJane Barbara Togander as part of a collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Buenos Aires.

In addition, German cinema has a growing presence in people's homes in Argentina as the Argentinian VoD provider QubitTV will be accompanying the festival online. There will be free access to a selection of films from Germany in its program for 30 days from the beginning of the event.

All of the titles in the program of the 2017 edition of the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires:

WELCOME TO GERMANY by Simon Verhoeven (Wiedemann & Berg Film, Sentana Filmproduktion, Seven Pictures Film)
THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY by Chris Kraus (DE/AT, Dor Film-West, Four Minutes Filmproduktion)
CAFE WALDLUFT by Matthias Koßmehl
FIVE WOMEN by Olaf Kraemer (Emerge & See Filmproduktion, Starhaus Filmproduktion)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY by Florian David Fitz (Pantaleon Film, Warner Bros)
ORIGINAL BLISS by Sven Taddicken (Frisbeefilm, cine plus Filmproduktion, Senator Film)
HANDS OF A MOTHER by Florian Eichinger (Kinescope Film, Bergfilm Produktion & Verleih)
MARIJA by Michael Koch (DE/CH, Pandora Film, Hugofilm, Little Shark Entertainment)
CENTER OF MY WORLD by Jakob M. Erwa (DE/AT, Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion, Universum Film, mojo:pictures)
PAULA by Christian Schwochow (DE/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion, Grown Up Film)
TERROR by Lars Kraume (Moovie)
THE DREAMED PATH by Angela Schanelec (Filmgalerie 451)
RICO, OSKAR AND THE MYSTERIOUS STONE by Neele Leana Vollmar (Lieblingsfilm, Fox International Productions)
RETURN TO MONTAUK by Volker Schlöndorff (DE/AT, Ziegler Film, Volksfilm, Senator Filmproduktion, Starhaus Filmproduktion)
STEFAN ZWEIG - FAREWELL TO EUROPE by Maria Schrader (DE/AT, X Filme Creative Pool, Maha Productions)
WE ARE THE TIDE by Sebastian Hilger (Anna Wendt Filmproduktion, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf)

Short film program NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2017

VARIETE by Ewald André Dupont (Universum Film UFA)

The Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires is staged in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Buenos Aires and QubitTV. Support for the festival comes from the German Embassy and Village Cinemas SA. The festival's sponsors are: Movieclub, Haciendo Cine and LosInrocks.com

More information about the festival on the website and on Facebook. The festival trailer can be found here.

Maike Schantz (Regional Coordinator Southern Europe & Latin America)
Birgit Koch
(Press & PR)