GOAL!: GERMAN FILM WEEK IN ARGENTINA OPENS WITH THE KEEPER

Last year saw the Festival of German Film in Buenos Aires reaffirm its reputation as a strong and well-established event by posting almost 6,000 admissions. The director Marcus H. Rosenmüller will travel to Buenos Aires for the 19th edition of the Festival de Cine Alemán from 12 to 18 September, 2019. The Bavarian director will be in the Argentinian capital for five days to present his film THE KEEPER to the audience there.

Rosenmüller is sure to attract a lot of attention among the Argentinean football fans with his rousing drama about the German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann who conquered the English football nation after the Second World War with his athletic performance. 15 German feature and documentary films and the German Films' NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019 program of shorts will be shown in the Village Cines Recoleta and Caballito cinemas during the festival week.

The entire spectrum of German filmmaking is being presented to the Argentinian audience: from genre cinema to arthouse, and from international festival successes in Berlin, Locarno, Toronto and Shanghai, among others, through to documentaries and family entertainment.

The varied programme will be rounded off  with a film classic from the silent film era. THE DOLL by Ernst Lubitsch (NINOTSCHKA) from 1919 will be screened in cooperation with the Goethe Institut in Buenos Aires, with musical accompaniment by Marcelo Katz who will be performing his self-penned composition.

It's now become a tradition that the Argentinian VoD provider QubitTV will now be back again this year to accompany the festival online. This means that Argentinian film fans will have a chance to watch German films on the "small screen".

All of the films featured in the programme of the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires 2019:
THE KEEPER by Marcus H. Rosenmüller (DE/GB, Lieblingsfilm, Square One Entertainment, ARRI Media)
A REGULAR WOMAN by Sherry Hormann (Vincent TV)
ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME by Özgür Yildirim (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
ALL ABOUT ME by Caroline Link (UFA Fiction, Gesellschaft für Feine Filme, Warner Bros. Entertainment)
GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (Pandora Filmproduktion, Kineo Filmproduktion)
ADAM & EVELYN by Andreas Goldstein (Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler (DE/IT, Pandora Filmproduktion, Komplizen Film)
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS by Yasemin Samdereli (S2R Film, Fruitmarket Kultur & Medien)
CLEO by Erik Schmitt (DETAiLFILM)
THE CHAIRS GAME by Lucia Chiarla (Kess Film, Schiwago Film, Camelot Berlin)
NEVER LOOK AWAY by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE by Sven Taddicken (DE/FR, One Two Films)
BAUHAUS SPIRIT by Thomas Tielsch, Niels Bolbrinker (Filmtank)
JIM BUTTON AND LUKE THE ENGINE DRIVER by Dennis Gansel (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Warner Bros. Filmproduktion, Studio Babelsberg, Malao Film, Constantin Film Produktion)

Short Film program
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019

Silent film        
THE DOLL by Ernst Lubitsch (in cooperation with the Goethe Institut)

The Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires is also being held in 2019 in cooperation with the Goethe Institut in Buenos Aires and is supported by the sponsor MovieClub and QubitTV.

Further information about the festival can be found on the website and Facebook. The festival trailer is available here.

Contact: Johanna Buse