THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN
El ciudadano ilustre

Argentina, 2016 | 118 mins
Spanish with English subtitles
Directors: Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn

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REPEAT SCREENING: Saturday, Sept 2
3:00 PM | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | SFU Woodward's

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Daniel Mantovani, a Nobel Prize-winning author living in Barcelona, reluctantly accepts an invitation to receive a prize in his hometown of Salas in rural Argentina, after an absence of forty years. The town and its citizens turn out to have been the inspiration for many of the characters in his novels, which is a source of both pride and resentment for its citizens, who have never received any acknowledgement. Art, fame and the vagaries of literary inspiration all magnificently collide in this sly, satirical comedy by the talented filmmaking trio of Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn and Andrés Duprat (The Man Next Door). 

“Razor sharp and very funny, this is a wry and engaging comedy on celebrity, creativity and that forbidden place called home.” Palms Springs Film Festival

Winner of Best Actor (Oscar Martínez) at the Venice Film Festival and the 2017 Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film.

Es la historia de un argentino Premio Nobel de Literatura, que hace 40 años se fue de su pueblo a Europa. Triunfó escribiendo sobre su pueblo y sus personajes. En el pico de su carrera, el intendente del pueblito donde nació lo invita para nombrarlo Ciudadano Ilustre; el escritor decide cancelar su apretada agenda y regresar a su pueblo natal.

''El ciudadano ilustre es tan original como inteligente, un ejercicio saludable de mala hostia, un relato imprevisible sobre las miserias de la condición humana, una comedia casi siempre feroz y en la que aquello que nos parece caricaturesco o surrealista tan vez solo obedezca a la vocación de realismo.'' Carlos Boyer, El País.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Producers: Victoria Aizenstat, Manuel Monzon, Fernando Riera, Eduardo Escudero
Writers: Andrés Duprat
Cinematographer: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Editors: Jeronimo Carranza
Cast: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Belén Chavanne, Nora Navas,Iván Steinhardt, Manuel Vicente, Marcelo D'Andrea, Gustavo Garzón, Emma Rivera

Argentine filmmakers Gastón Duprat (b. 1969) and Mariano Cohn (b. 1975) together have made more than 20 innovative film and video works. In collaboration with screenwriter Andrés Duprat (b. 1964), they have produced many outstanding films: El artista, El hombre de al lado (Opening Night film at VLAFF 2011), Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo, as well as documentaries including this year’s Todo sobre el asado (All About Asado).

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