Thursday, December 14, 2006


Family Law

A sweet, harmless story of patriarchs and sons, Family Law provides a refreshing take on the typical heartwarming yarn: nobody is dysfunctional. Argentinean writer/director Daniel Burman doesn’t gather heaps of sorrow for the sake of easy drama. Instead, the story remains entirely credible, never forced and fairly universal in scope. The complexity arises from the psychological depth allotted to protagonist Ariel Perelman (Daniel Hendler), a Buenos Aires law professor who divides his time between delivering lectures on witness depositions, romancing his favorite student (Julieta Diaz) while she teaches him Pilates and hanging out with his lawyer father, Bernardo Perelman (Arturo Goetz).

Read the rest of the review in the New York Press...


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