30.09. - 09.10.2021

Land of my children Germany, Switzerland 2018 | 88 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Darío Aguirre

DARIO AGUIRRE (*1979) comes from Ecuador and has lived in Germany since 2000. From 2001 to 2006, he studied visual communication/media at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. In 2013, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his documentary César's Grill.

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DOCUMENTARY Unexpectedly, the German authorities offer the Ecuadorian director Dario Aguirre German citizenship. In this tenderly ironic road movie, he portrays the complicated path he took from the country of his forefathers to that of his children.
Aguirre actually came to Germany because of Stephanie from Ecuador, but the authorities have always been a part of their relationship. In the ensuing 15 years, they issued a total of 10 visas. This long trail of documents, stamps, permits and restrictions provided Aguirre with a connection to Germany, while at the same time keeping him at arm's length. And now this: the mayor of Hamburg invites Dario to become a German. The offer raises many questions. Is this a declaration of love for his adopted home? And: does he feel in a position to become a German yet?

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Original title: Im Land meiner Kinder
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German, Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Darío Aguirre
Screenplay: Darío Aguirre
Cast: Protagonisten: César Aguirre, Mariuxi Guevara, Christa und Andreas Tonn, Stephanie Tonn
Producer: Tobias Büchner, Franziska Reck
Director of Photography: Helena Wittmann, Darío Aguirre
Music: Sven Kacirek
Production Design: Animation: Victor Orozco
Editor: Ulrike Tortora, Darío Aguirre
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Monika Schäfer, Ulrike Dotzer (NDR/ARTE)
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rise and Shine
Production: Büchner Filmproduktion GbR; RECK Filmproduktion
Contact: Tobias Büchner, Büchner Filmproduktion GbR:


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