Event details

FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH WRITE AND DIRECTOR JEANINE MEERAPFEL

Films screening at this event

My German Friend

original title
Der deutsche Freund / El amigo alemán
Director
Jeanine Meerapfel
Country
Argentina, Germany
Year
2012
Duration
100 min
My German Friend Main

“MEERAPFEL FOLLOWS HER TWO SOUL-MATES FROM ACROSS THE (BLOODY) TRACKS INTO THE 1970S, IN A FILM STRUCTURED LIKE A SLOW TANGO AS HISTORY REPEATS OR IS SOUGHT OUT… QUIETLY ASTONISHING” Sight And Sound

The momentous sweep of post-war Argentinian history distilled into a tender love story.

It’s the late 1950s, and in an affluent and quietly respectable part of Buenos Aires, young Sulamit Löwenstein strikes up a friendship with her next-door neighbour Friedrich over the whereabouts of her family dog.

She’s the daughter of German-Jewish immigrants to Argentina, he’s the son of a senior SS officer.

Both characters will struggle to escape their political inheritance over the next three decades and manage their growing passion and love.

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My German Friend

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My German Friend

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