After many months of conversations and interesting offers received from several different film production companies, finally film rights of Milena Busquets’ novel También esto pasará (This Too Shall Pass) have been acquired (through the Pontas Agency) by Buenos Aires-based Burman Office, with Daniel Burman producing and a reknowned scriptwriter and director to be announced soon. «We love the project and we’ll undoubtedly make a great movie together», Daniel Burman said.
Daniel Burman is an Argentinian film director, screenplay writer and producer. Burman’s films have been featured in many film festivals around the world. El abrazo partido (The Lost Embrace, 2003) won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as Best Actor for Daniel Hendler. Burman was co-producer of the successful film The Motorcycle Diaries directed by Walter Salles (2004). In May 2015 he launched development-screenwriting company Burman Office, a major Latin American hub for fully developed narrative content for film and TV.
Milena Busquets’ novel is a “literary tsunami” that is taking the world by storm. Translation rights are already sold in more than thirty languages. También esto pasará (This Too Shall Pass) is about one 40-years-old woman´s unforgettable search for a meaningful life. The main character, Blanca, has just lost her mother. To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, she returns to Cadaqués, a small village in the coast, accompanied by her two sons, her two ex-husbands and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those who she loves most, she spends the summer finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live in her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted.