Cesar's Grill

a film by Dario Aguirre, Dario Aguirre

Cesar's Grill

2013 | 88:00 min

Formal Categories

Family Society Migration

Content Categories

My father Cesar thought I was going to take over his grillrestaurant in Ecuador, but I decided to pursue art instead and went to Germany. Ten years later he calls me to let me know that his restaurant is bankrupt, that he is in debt to the bank AND several private ‘loan sharks’ and hasn’t paid the rent in over two years. After years of no contact, saving the restaurant becomes our joint project.
CESAR’S GRILL tells the story of my return to Ecuador, where I, the vegetarian son, try to solve the problems of my passionately carnivorous father with ideas that might at best work out in Germany. What starts out as an absurd mission, develops to be a touching story about unfulfilled expectations, becoming an adult and responsibility for each other.
Max Ophüls Preis
Vancouver International Film Festival
Visions du Réel Nyon
Filmfest Hamburg
Ecuadorian Film Festival New York
Le mois du film documentaire
Muestra Cine Latinoamericano
Festival Cinema Latino in Montréal
Congreso Iberoamericano de la Lengua Española
Cast and Crew
  • Director Dario Aguirre, Dario Aguirre
  • Director of Photography Santiago Oviedo
  • Editor Julia Drache
Production Company
Lippmannstr. 53, 22769 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 4318610

Fax: +49 40 43186111

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