DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN, THE
[EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE]
2016 Oscar® Selection, Argentina
In this hilarious comedy of manners from directing duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (THE MAN NEXT DOOR), Daniel (Oscar Martínez, PAULINA, WILD TALES) is a Nobel-winning author who returns to Argentina after three decades in Spain. Suffering from writer's block and busy refusing prestigious awards and engagements, he is moved by an invitation to visit his hometown of Salas — the inspiration for all of his books — to accept the designation of "distinguished citizen." The townsfolk proudly roll out the red carpet to welcome their hometown hero, but conflicts quickly emerge as Daniel's worldly views prove far too much to handle. Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award, Best Film, 2016 Venice Film Festival; 2017 Goya and Ariel Awards, Best Iberoamerican Film; 2017 Platino Award, Best Picture; Official Selection, 2016 Busan, Warsaw and Tokyo film festivals, 2017 Palm Springs, Karlovy Vary and Traverse City film festivals. DIR Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn; SCR Andrés Duprat; PROD Fernando Sokolowicz. Argentina/Spain, 2016, color, 118 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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