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Lost Embrace

Directed by Daniel Burman

Argentina-France-Italy-Spain | 99 minutes | 2004

Spanish, Korean, Yiddish, Russian with English subtitles

Argentinean director Daniel Burman’s (MJFF 2001 Waiting for the Messiah) coming-of-age ensemble film Lost Embrace is a warm and amusing story of self-actualization and familial ties. Ariel Makaroff, a Jewish twentysomething in Buenos Aires, has left his architectural studies, unmotivated to do anything but wander through a rundown shopping mall. Ever since his father went missing, his mother and brother have worked in a lingerie shop. In hopes of a fresh start, Ariel decides he wants to move to Poland, and asks his grandmother, ex-girlfriend, and rabbi for help. Winner of two Silver Bear awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Foreign Title El abrazo partido
Director Daniel Burman
Countries of Production Argentina-France-Italy-Spain
Year of Presentation 2004
Language(s) Spanish, Korean, Yiddish, Russian with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 99 minutes
Principal Cast Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía
Award(s)

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival

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