March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: ARGENTINA, URUGUAY, SPAIN
Run Time: 105 minutes
Marcos and Susana's relationship in BROTHER AND SISTER isn't as co-dependent as the one in "Oedipus Rex," but it's nasty just the same. They're a brother and sister in their 60s, as different as chalk and cheese. She's brassy and bewigged, a manipulative creature in thick make-up and sunglasses, who parades around Buenos Aires like she owns it. She steals her neighbor's mail, then attends the parties he's been invited to. She shows up late everywhere, then makes a splashy entrance. Susana models herself on the personality Mirtha Legrand, an aging beauty who lunches with stars on her TV show. Meanwhile, Susana's brother Marcos serves as her doormat. He's a patient man who has denied himself pleasure his entire life in order to care for their aged Mama. When Mama dies, Susana sells the family apartment and puts Marcos on the boat to the backwaters of Uruguay, across the river. Quietly irritated at first, Marcos grows to enjoy the freedom of his new environment. He even starts acting in an avant-garde theater production of "Oedipus Rex." Now that they're no longer joined at the hip, it looks like a new day is dawning for both Marcos and Susana. (In Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM
Friday, April 01, 2011 at 4:35 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Daniel Burman is also a writer and producer. Considered a member of the "New Argentine Cinema," the comedic touches he employs have led him to be compared to Woody Allen. He is a founding member of the Academy of Argentine Cinema.
"A Chrysanthemum Bursts in Cincoesquinas" (1998), "Waiting for the Messiah" (2000), "Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven" (2002), "Lost Embrace" (2004), "18-J" (2004), "Family Law" (2006), "Empty Nest" (2008), BROTHER AND SISTER (2010)