Daniel Burmans LOST EMBRACE is a charming, effervescent portrait of a twentysomething man who cant seem to find his place in a rapidly shifting world. After dropping out of college, Ariel (Daniel Hendler) returns home to work in his mothers lingerie store in a Buenos Aires shopping mall. Through his eyes, viewers meet the malls various shop owners: Osvaldo, who owns a stationary store; the Levin Brothers, who run a fabric business; Rita, who runs the nearby Internet cafÃ©, and enjoys getting intimate with Ariel in his shops dressing room; and many more. While helping beautiful woman try on skimpy clothing isnt the worst job in the world, Daniel nonetheless dreams of something bigger. He decides to take advantage of his grandmothers Polish heritage and obtain a Polish passport, which will enable him to embrace an entirely new culture. But when his long-lost father, Elias (Jorge DElia), returns, Ariel must finally stop chasing his daydreams and face up to reality. After discovering the real reason Elias abandoned his family, Ariel comes to a wholly unexpected, and deeply profound, realization. Filmed with fly-on-the-wall immediacy by cinematographer Ramiro Civita, LOST EMBRACE is a humane slice-of-life dramedy that features an incredible performance from Hendler.
Documentary Film Making Of LOST EMBRACE, Stills Gallery
Release Date: 25 September 2006
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Running Time: 100 minutes
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: English