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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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El abrazo partido / Lost Embrace
Made in Spain

?I?ve only got this shot of my father. It?s a home video, but you can see it quite well. He?s next to uncle Eduardo and behind the rabbi. They are happy and proud to be circumcising me. The sound isn?t very good, but you can hear me crying behind the guests? cheers. The other day Dad went to Israel to fight a war. The war ended straight away, but he didn?t come home. We get letters, the odd call. Mum thinks that?s normal and my brother Joseph doesn?t even mention the subject. I don?t understand them. You don?t slit your son?s penis and disappear for thirty years just like that. It?s not fair. I work with my mum in a shopping mall in the Once district. The mall is my world, my world in extinction. Businesses change, my friends do too, some get married and most of them seek the salvation of a European passport. Aarón is already French, Pedro Spanish and I?ll soon be Polish.? (Ariel, star of the movie)
In 1995, at the age of 22, he directed Un crisantemo estalla en Cincoesquinas (A Crysanthemum Bursts in Cincoesquinas), his first feature film, selected to open Panorama at the 1997 Berlinale. He later made Esperando al Mesías (Waiting for the Messiah), winner, among others of the FIPRESCI prize at Valladolid. Later came the documentary Siete días en el Once and Todas las azafatas van al cielo (Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven), winner of the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award in 2001. In addition to working as a director, he has produced several films. El abrazo partido won the Special Jury Prize and the Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlin 2004.
Daniel Burman
Daniel Burman, Marcelo Birmajer
Ramiro Civita
Alejandro Brodesohn
César Lerner
Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizenberg, Jorge D’Elia, Sergio Boris, Rosita Londner
Running Time
100 m.
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