JDIFF 2012 German Cinema Review: The Day I Was Not Born [Das Lied In Mir], in co-operation with Goethe-Institut Irland


Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012

German: The Day I Was Not Born [Das Lied In Mir]

Thursday, 23rd February, 8:45pm, Light House


Jessica Schwarz plays Maria a German girl on her way to Santiago, Chile who gets stuck in Buenos Aries, Argentina.  While there she discovers that she is not who she thinks she is and that she was adopted, or was she ‘stolen’?, out of the country as a child by her German ‘parents’.

This is a slow quiet well crafted movie, there are some tenderly awkward scenes when she meets her blood relations from Buenos Aires and the movie touches on the still raw subject of the Argentinian military dictatorship.

It’s the type of film Michael Bay doesn’t make, which could be recommendation enough to seek it out.

Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

Gordon Gaffney

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