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Films & Schedules - BROTHER AND SISTER


Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 6:15 PM (B3)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 7:45 PM (B1)
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The love-hate relationship between two 60-something siblings provides for both wryly amusing and heart-warming drama. When their mother falls ill and dies, scheming Susana (Graciela Borges) and timid, altruistic Marcos (Antonio Gasalla) are thrown back into each other’s lives after a long period of separation. They need each other but, unable to heal old wounds, also despise each other. When dominant Susana sells their mother’s apartment—Marcos’s home too—it’s a less-than-kind attempt to undermine his happiness. Marcos’s decision to finally start living his own life catalyzes when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires for Uruguay for a dubious real-estate investment and meddles with his emerging theater interest. A major box office hit in Argentina and winner of the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival, Burman’s Woody Allen-flavored film illustrates his concern for the meaning and machinations of family. (105 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Waiting For the Messiah (98), Lost Embrace (04), Family Law (06), Empty Nest (08).

Sponsored by Firesteed Cellars.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Spanish Language, Comedy.

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