Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

The Tenth Man

El rey del Once

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 11 at 4:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12:15pm

Award-winning Argentine director Daniel Burman returns with “The Tenth Man,” a tender, well-observed comedy that explores — with a delicate lightness of touch — the intricacies of the father-son relationship and the definitions of identity and home. After years away, Ariel returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father, Usher, who runs a charity in the city's bustling Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. But, Usher puts off a meeting with his son, instead roping him into a number of small assignments for the foundation. During the course of his chores, Ariel meets Eva, who volunteers for Usher’s charity. Eva's radiant inner strength and independent spirit inspire Ariel both to reexamine the traditions that once divided father and son and to reclaim his Jewish identity. Letting go of his old expectations, Ariel allows himself to be drawn back into the center of a vibrant and fascinating community.

2016
82 min.
Spanish, Hebrew & Yiddish

Directed by

Daniel Burman

Country

Argentina

Film Category

International Spotlight Spanish-Language Focus

Subject

Family Issues Jewish Religion/Faith

Genre

Dramedy