Director Daniel Burman (All In, TFF 2012) returns to Tribeca with THE TENTH MAN, continuing to wrestle with notions of identity, home and the intricacies of the father-son relationship. This well-observed comedy is at once a heartfelt valentine to the El Once district, Burman’s own Jewish upbringing and his continuing desire to use cinema as a means of self-exploration.
THE TENTH MAN tells the story of Ariel, a man who returns to his childhood neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a Jewish district named El Once, after a long stay in New York City. In the process of trying to meet his father Usher, and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel also reconnects with his own Jewish roots. But Usher appears to be staving off a meeting with his son; instead he keeps roping him into a number of small assignments during the course of which Ariel meets Eva who volunteers for Usher’s charity. Eva’s radiant inner strength and independent spirit inspires Ariel to come to grips with the religious customs of his Jewish community as well as the traditions that once divided him and his father and rethink his own identity.
THE TENTH MAN (EL REY DEL ONCE) (Section: International Narrative Competition)
Director: Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace, All In)
Starring: Alan Sabbagh (Focus), Julieta Zylberberg (Wild Tales), Usher, Elvira Onetto, Adrian Stoppelman, Elisa Carricajo
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - PUBLIC SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 15 at 6:15PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park 06 (US PREMIERE)
Sunday, April 17 at 3:15PM at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 04
Tuesday, April 19 at 3:30PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park 01
Wednesday, April 20 at 9:30PM at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 06
Running Time: 82 Minutes/ Language: Spanish / Country: Argentina
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Berlin Film Festival 2016 (Opening Night Film-Panorama Section)
KINO LORBER will release THE TENTH MAN theatrically in New York and major cities in August 2016.