Next screening is an unusual story of a childhood between Berlin and Buenos Aires by young Peruvian-German director Alejandro Cardenas Amelio. A drama between love, life and family

(2008, 93 min., dir. Alejandro Cardenas Amelio, English subtitles) 

DATE: 20 MAY 2013
TIME: 5.00 p.m.
VENUE: Howard College, MTB West Wing 1st Floor, German Programme, Media Room F251 

About the film:
Alex grows up in Berlin in the 80s as the son of Argentinean refugees. For his parents it is even harder to adapt to this new environment. He is convinced he can move things through his thoughts and tries to use this talent when the relationship of his parents becomes worse and worse. Years later on his way back to Buenos Aires, where his father is dying, Alex tells in flashbacks the story of his unusual childhood.

2008 the movie won the Max Ophüls Award.

Alejandro Cardenas-Amelio was born in 1977 in Peru and grew up in Argentina, Brasil, Italy and Germany. He studied Directing at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin. Prior to his studies, he had already made numerous short films and completed internships in cinematography, sound, lighting and editing. He received the the Adolf-Grimme-Award for his graduation film Alias Alejandro.


For further details please contact: 

Dr Marion Pape
Head of German Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal
School of Arts
Tel: 0027-31-260 1086 / 2380
Fax: 0027-31-260 1242

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