MY MASTERPIECE
Mi obra maestra

Argentina, 2019
Director: Gastón Duprat
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Sunday, August 25 | 9 PM | Cinematheque
Wednesday, August 28 | 6:30 PM | SFU Woodward’s


Following his 2016 Goya Award-winning The Distinguished Citizen, Argentine director Gastón Duprat delivers this crowd-pleasing comedy-thriller that follows the complex relationship of a cranky painter and a crafty gallery owner in Buenos Aires. Self-fixated artist Renzo (Luis Brandoni) and sly art dealer Arturo (Guillermo Francella, The Clan, The Secret in Their Eyes) have worked with each other for a very long time. From Renzo’s best days in the 1980s to the present, where he’s behind on the lease of his bedraggled home, littered with the vast, beautiful canvases he continues creating. An accident brings them closer together again, triggering a string of forgeries, friendships and fatalities that will culminate in a twist no one could anticipate.

Arturo es un galerista encantador, sofisticado y bastante inescrupuloso. Él tiene su propia galería de arte en el centro de Buenos Aires, una ciudad que lo fascina. Renzo es un pintor moroso, ligeramente salvaje, y en clara decadencia. Odia el contacto social y casi vive en la pobreza. Aunque el galerista y el pintor están ligados a una vieja amistad, no están de acuerdo en casi nada. Sus universos e ideas son opuestos, lo que genera grandes tensiones y luchas entre ellos. Sin embargo, son grandes amigos a pesar de estas diferencias. Y esta comedia es sobre esa amistad.


Expert veteran performers Francella and Brandoni are at their best in Argentinian Duprat’s fifth film, which screened to a warm reception out of competition at last year’s Venice Film Festival with its delightful portrayal of the uglier side of the art business. —Moro Spanish Film Festival

Audience Award, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2018
World Premiere, Venice Film Festival 2018.

Filmography: El cuidadano ilustre (2016), Todo sobre el asado (2016), Querida voy a comprar cigarillos y vuelvo (2011), El hombre de al lado (2009)