LeonardoEl nido vacío
Empty Nest

Daniel Burman
Argentina/Spain/France/Italy, Drama, 2008
91 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish and Hebrew with English subtitles

Cultured, prosperous, blessed with three children and many friends, Leonardo and Martha are a truly enviable example of the species “married couple.” Leonardo is an author of considerable repute; Martha, a hyperactive housewife with academic interests. Leonardo sits back and observes; Martha forges ahead and acts. An enviable couple? They both begin to question their happiness when Julia, their youngest, marries and leaves Buenos Aires. The house is empty, the children scattered all over the world. For Leonardo and Martha, there are no more excuses for not Martha Fernandoaddressing all those little grievances and annoyances that have piled up over the years. Martha seeks release by going back to the university and surrounding herself with people. Leonardo takes refuge in fantasies that become so real that he can’t distinguish them from reality.



All audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Sunday April 26, 8 PM



Daniel Burman, 34, is a producer, director, and screenwriting cinematographer, who is actively involved in the politics of Argentinean filmmaking as founding member and vice president of the National Academy of Film and Audiovisual Arts. Beginning with his first feature film, Historias breves, his work has been critically acclaimed and invited to various festivals abroad including Sundance, Biarritz, and Havana. His film El abrazo partido was submitted for Best Foreign Language film in 2004.

elnidovacio_pProducer: Anahí Berneri, Daniel Burman, Diego Dubcovsky, José María Morales
Screenwriter: Daniel Burman
Cinematographer: Hugo Colace
Editor: Alejandro Brodersohn
Music: Nico Cota, Santiago Río Hinckelmann
Cast: Carlos Bermejo, Eugenia Capizzano, Inés Efron, Arturo Goetz, Oscar Martínez, Jean Pierre Noher, Omar Núñez, Ron Richter, Cecilia Roth