A-Z Films presents The German Doctor
A film by Lucía Puenzo
Opens theatrically in Toronto May 9
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street E.)
On the heels of its Toronto Jewish Film Festival premiere on May 7, A-Z Films proudly presentsThe German Doctor, directed by Lucía Puenzo. The award-winning film opens May 9th at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East).
Nominated for the 2013 “Un Certain Regard” award at the Cannes Film Festival, The German Doctor represented Argentina in the best foreign film competition the 2014 Oscars. The screenplay is based on the Argentinean novel, Wakolda, written by the director, Lucía Puenzo. Unanimously praised by the critics when released in France, Spain and Argentina, the film has received 10 major awards from the Argentinean Feature films Academy for best film, best actor and best directing.
Patagonia 1960, a German doctor (Alex Brendemühl) meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva (Natalia Oreiro), Enzo (Diego Peretti) and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith (Florencia Bado), to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring The German Doctor to justice.
Lucía Puenzo was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires. She studied literature, cinema and theatre, she has published five novelsThe Fish Child (2004), 9 Minutes (2005), The Curse of Jacinta Pichimahuida (2007), The Lobster’s Fury (2010) and Wakolda (2011), translated and sold in more than 15 countries. Her first feature, XXY, won the Grand Prix de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and the Spanish Goya for the best foreign film. Her second feature film, The Fish Child, was presented in 2009 at the Berlin Film Festival.
About A-Z Films
Antoine Zeind, president of A-Z Films, has worked in all facets of the motion picture industry. From the production and distribution of films to working on the exhibitor side of the industry as a booker. A-Z Films has been a company that both produces and distributes feature-length motion pictures for 16 years. The company also distributes DVD’s and broadcasts its features on Canadian television. A-Z Films purchases the rights to distribute Quebec, Canadian, and foreign films from countries such as France, the United Kingdom, India, Italy, Lebanon, Egypt, Denmark, and the USA. A-Z Films is Outsider Pictures catalogue distributor for Quebec.