Daniel Burman

29.08.1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Burman is an Argentinean producer, director and screenwriter of Polish-Jewish origin. He studied law but then decided to enroll in studies of audiovisual media production. In 1995, together with Diego Dubcovsky he founded the BD Cine production house and directed the feature drama A Crysanthemum Bursts in Cincoesquinas (Un crisantemo estalla en cinco esquinas, 1998). His trilogy Un crisantemo estalla en cinco esquinas (Esperando al mesías, 2000), Lost Embrace (El abrazo partido, 2003) and Family Law (Derecho de familia, 2006), which he directed and wrote the screenplay for, is sort of an autobiography that tells the story of a young Jew living in contemporary Buenos Aires. Lost Embrace (2003) won the Silver Bear in Berlin in 2004. His other films include the romantic comedy Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven (Todas las azafatas van al cielo, 2002) and drama Empty Nest (El nido vacío, 2008) and Brother and Sister (Dos Hermanos, 2010).


Films by this director

Brother and Sister

(Dos hermanos, Argentina, 2010)

Directed by: Daniel Burman

Susana is an opportunistic and manipulative person, devoted to her career as a real estate broker. Her brother Marcos is a jeweler, but because of his loyalty and strong sense of family obligations spent his whole life tending to their sick mother. After she passes away Susana sells the family apartment in which Marcos lived and sends him from Argentina to Uruguay. There he realizes that it is not too late to follow the dreams that he has been neglecting for years.

color, digital, 105 min
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