THE GERMAN DOCTOR Tops Argentina's Silver Condor Awards


Lucía Puenzo's The German Doctor / Wakolda (pictured) was the big winner at the 62th edition of the Silver Condor Awards which were announced at a ceremony in Buenos Aires yesterday. Puenzo's third feature film was awarded with seven Silver Condors including for Best Film,  Best Director, Best Leading Actress (Natalia Oreiro), Best Supporting Actor (Guillermo Pfening), Breakout Female Actress (Florencia Bado), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

Puenzo's drama The German Doctor centers on a family in Argentina who are making a voyage in order to open a small resort lodge. Along the way they meet up with the title character, who appears to be a charming and helpful man. However, he hides a disturbing secret, and grows uncomfortably fixated on the family's diminutive 12-year-old daughter. 

The award for Best Documentary was given to José Luis García's The Girl from the South / La chica del sur and Mercedes Sosa, The Voice of Latin America / Mercedes Sosa, la voz de Latinoamérica by Rodrigo Vila. The Silver Condor Awards were presented last night at the Avenida Theater in Buenos Aires.