Argentineandirector Daniel Burman, winner of Berlin's Silver Bear Award last year for LostEmbrace (El Abrazo Partido), started pre-production this week on his newBuenos Aires-set comedy Family Law (Derecho De Familia) which reunitesthe director with his Embrace cast.
DanielHendler, who won best actor at Berlin last year for his role in Embrace,will star in Family Law as a lawyer who goes through an identity crisisfollowing the death of his father, also a lawyer - matters aren't helped by thefact that his own son is now growing up.
"Thesetting will be more elegant than Lost Embrace, but there is a certaincontinuity concerning the images fathers and sons construct for oneanother," Burman says. "It is a universal theme, but a hard one tocapture."
The$2.6m comedy will shoot for nine weeks beginning in April. The director iscurrently casting the rest of the film, which will also star Lost Embrace'sAdriana Aizemberg and Burman's own two year-old son.
Family Law also reunites the producers from Lost Embrace,including Burman and Diego Dubcovsky'sBD Cine, Italy's Classic Film, Spain's Wanda Films and France's Paradis.
"Myprofessional life was transformed by Berlin last year," Burman says, adding that three differentinternational sales companies have made offers to handle this follow-up film.