March 9, 2009
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
Presented in partnership with NYU's King Juan Carlos I Center and sponsored by BOMB Magazine.
Special thanks to Paul Hudson (Outsider Pictures) and Steven Beeman (Falco Ink).
Daniel Burman, born in Buenos Aires in 1973, is one of the central figures of today's New Argentine Cinema. He began his work as a filmmaker in 1993 with the documentary ¿En qué estación estamos? A couple of years later, he launched his own production company together with Diego Dubcovsky, BD CINE, and produced his first feature-length picture as director, Un crisantemo estalla en Cincoesquinas (A Chrysanthemum Burst in Cincoesquinas. His feature films Esperando al Mesías (Waiting for the Messiah), Todas las azafatas van al cielo (Every Stewardess Goes To Heaven), El abrazo partido (The Lost Embrace) and Derecho de familia (Family Law) have all successfully participated in the most important film festivals around the world including Berlin, Sundance, Toronto and Venice, and have garnered him numerous prizes. In 2004 he acted as co-producer of Walter Salles' acclaimed movie Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), and his most recent film Empty Nest (El nido vacío) –starring Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) and Oscar Martínez–about a married couple who try to redefine their relationship after their children grow, was released last spring in the U.S. by Outsider Pictures.
Ira Sach. His most recent film, Married Life, screened at the 2007 Toronto and New York Film Festivals and was released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 7th, 2008. His previous film, Forty Shades of Blue, received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. His first feature, The Delta, was screened at the Toronto, Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals. Sachs was the recipient of the Emerging Talent Award at the 1997 Los Angeles Outfest and in 1999, was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.