(born 29 August 1973, Buenos Aires
) is a film director
, screenplay writer
, and producer
According to film critic Joel Poblete, who writes for Mabuse,
a cinema magazine, Daniel Burman is one of the members of the so-called "New Argentina Cinema" which began c. 1998.. Mabuse Film Magazine,
"El cine argentino está muy vital," July 11, 2006.
Film critic Anthony Kaufman, writing for indieWIRE
, an online community of independent filmmakers and aficionados, said Burman's A Chrysanthemum Burst in Cincoesquinas
(1998) has been cited as the beginning of the "New Argentine Cinema" wave.. indieWIRE
, "Argentina's Next Wave Struggle Sustains Momentum Amid Economic Collapse," March 20, 2002.
Burman is of Polish-Jewish descent, and he was born and raised in Buenos Aires
He holds both Argentine and Polish citizenship, like his films' character, Ariel. He studied law before changing to audiovisual media production.
In 1995, he launched his own production company together with Diego Dubcovsky
, BD Cine
(Burman and Dubcovsky Cine).
Burman is a founding member of the Academy of Argentine Cinema
interview: Daniel Burman, December 6, 2006.
His loose trilogy of films, Esperando al Mesías
(2000), El Abrazo Partido
(2004), and Derecho de Familia
(2006), were all written and directed by Burman and star Uruguayan