“My father César thought I would take over his grill restaurant in Ecuador, but I chose art and went to Germany. Ten years later he calls me in Germany for the first time to tell me that his grill restaurant is bankrupt, that he is indebted to his bank and several private loan sharks and that he hasn’t paid rent in more than two years. Suddenly the previously so very distant Ecuadorian environment is within my grasp and I begin to think that the rescue of my father’s restaurant could become our mutual project. – A trip from Germany to Ecuador that sees my adult, vegetarian self return to my parents and try to help my grilled meat enthusiast father’s financial problems.”

script and direction Darío Aguirre camara Santiago Oviedo 2. Darío Aguirre 3. Karsten Krause editor Julia Drache sound Andrés Galarza, Felipe Alvarez music Daniel Almada, Darío Aguirre sound mix Guido Keller producer Julia Cöllen production manager Britta Strampe producer Thomas Tielsch co-producer Franziska Reck produced by Filmtank GmbH (Hamburg) co-producción con Reck Filmproduktion (Zürich), NDR/Arte, SRF, SRG SSR supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Schweizer Fernsehen


César’s Grill was in cinemas in Germany, Switzerland and Ecuador between 2014 and 2015.


ZINE EC (Ecuador)
FILMIN (España)


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Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano en Xelajú 2021, Muestra Línea Imaginaria Madrid 2019, Festival Cinema Latino in Montréal, Canada 2016 | Congreso Iberoamericano de la Lengua Española, Puerto Rico 2016 | Nonfiktionale, Germany 2016 | Le mois du film documentaire, France 2015 | Muestra Cine Latinoamericano, Switzerland 2015 | EFFNY, NewYork 2015 |  Festival Cine Orquidea Cuenca, Ecuador 2014 | Miradas Hispanas Avignon, France 2014 | Festival du documentaire Aux Écrans du réel, France 2014 | Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva, Spain 2014 | Ecuadorian Film Festival Nueva York, USA 2014 | Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Belarus 2014 | Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia 2014 | Stories from Ecuador, UK 2014 | Semaine du Cinéma Équatorien, France 2014 | CineMigrante, Argentina 2014 | Milwaukee Film, USA 2014 | Cinematik Internationl Film Festival Piešťany, Slovakia 2014 | Ambulante, Columbia 2014 | EBS Int’l Docu Festival, South Korea 2014 | Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema, Italy 2014 | Internationales Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria 2014 | Edoc Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, Ecuador 2014 | Deutsch-Russische Dokumentarfilmtage Kaliningrad, Russia 2014 | Minneapolis St. Pauls. International Filmfestival, USA 2014 | Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, France 2014 | Festival de Málaga. Cine Español, Spain 2014 | Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 2014 | Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, Columbia 2014 | German Cinema – LOLA@Berlinale, Germany 2014 | Santa Barbara International Filmfestival, USA 2014 | Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany 2013 | Filmfest Hamburg, Germany 2013 | Festival Filmar in Ginebra, Switzerland 2013 | Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada 2013 | Visions du Réel Nyon, Switzerland 2013 | Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, Germany 2013


Audience Award, Nonfiktionale, Germany 2016 | Best Film Audience Award & Jury Award – EFFNY, NewYork 2015 | Colibrí Prize 2015 Best documentary & Best music, Ecuador 2015 | Audience Award Semaine du Cinéma Équatorien, France 2014 | Audience Award Edoc, Ecuador 2014 | Best Documentary – Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, France 2014 | Premio SIGNIS – Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, France 2014 | Premio LYCÉEN – Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, France 2014 | Special Mention of the Jury – Max Ophüls Preis, Germany 2013

  • Título: César´s Grill
  • Category / year: Documentary | Germany – Switzerland 2013
  • Running time: 88 min
  • produced by: Filmtank y ReckFilm