7 Danish Films in Buenos Aires

FESTIVAL. Danish film is represented when the 13th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival opens on 6 April.

The BAFICI is a major venue in Latin America for showcasing independent films from all over the world. From 6-17 April the Argentinian audience will have the chance to see seven Danish features screened in five series.

Among these is Ole Bendtzen's "Football is God". With the premiere in Argentina the film has finally come home. It deals with football culture in Buenos Aires and follows three fans who regard the local boys in the Boca Juniors with near-religious veneration. The film will screen during an outdoor event free of charge for the audience.

"The Great Bear" secured a wide international release following its participation in the Berlin Festival and screens in the "Little Bafici" section, aimed at younger audiences.

"The Good Life" by Eva Mulvad will also be shown at the BACIFI. The documentary follows a mother and daughter, both born into exceptional wealth, who are now broke and share an apartment in Portugal.

The film is chosen for distribution under the Doc Alliance initiative, a collaboration between five key European film festivals aiming to promote creative documentaries on a general platform.

The film will screen on the first leg of the Doc Alliance tour in the Swiss city Nyon. Here the festival Visions du Réel opens 7 april. "The Good Life" is also the only Danish film at the independent Tribeca Film Festival opening in New York later this month.

Also showing at the BAFICI are Anders Morgenthaler's "The Apple & The Worm", Nicolaj Arcel's "Truth About Men", Michael Noer and Khavn de la Cruz' "Son of God" and Jannik Splidsboel's "How Are You".

Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival