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|Mariano Cohn & Gaston Duprat
The Distinguished Citizen
(El ciudadano ilustre)
Spain, Argentina 2016
In Spanish with English subtitles
For audiences aged 7 and above
|A Nobel Prize-winning Argentinian author who's based in Barcelona goes back to his village of birth for the first time in 40 years in The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre), the latest directorial effort from Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat. He's there to receive a medal and the distinction of the title, given to him by the proud mayor of the backwater town of Salas, some six hours from Buenos Aires - or longer, if the rickety car that's picked you up from the airport breaks down in the middle of nowhere.
A light dramatic comedy about art, fame and small-town jealousy, the film benefits from a laughs-filled screenplay by Duprat's brother, architect, museum director and screenwriter Andres Duprat, and also from the appropriately weary star power of lead actor Oscar Martinez (the father in both Paulina and the Wild Tales segment The Proposal).
Boyd van Hoeij / The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Mariano Cohn & Gaston Duprat
Gastón Duprat (born in 1969) and Mariano Cohn (born in 1975) are two Argentinian film directors and producers who've worked together since the 1990s. Their work includes experimental cinema as well as several unique TV shows and award-winning films.
Cast: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas, Manuel Vicente, Belén Chavanne, Gustavo Garzón, Julián Larquier, Emma Rivera
Production: Fernando Sokolowicz / Arco Libre
Sales: Latido Films