THE SUMMIT – La Cordillera
Spanish with English subtitles | 114 min
Director: Santiago Mitre
Saturday, August 25th
5pm @ SFU Woodward’s | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Tuesday, August 28th
9:30pm @ The Cinematheque
At a summit for Latin American presidents in Chile, where the region´s geopolitical strategies and alliances are in discussion, Argentine president Hernán Blanco (Ricardo Darín) endures a political and family drama that will force him to face his own demons. He will have to come to two decisions that could change the course of his public and private life forever: one regarding a complicated emotional situation with his daughter, and the other, the most important political decision of his career. With an all-star cast featuring some of Latin America’s best actors, including Paulina García and Dolores Fonzi, Santiago Mitre has crafted a complex socio-political thriller that touches at the heart of politics today.
The third feature by Santiago Mitre (The Student, Paulina) is in more ways than one his most ambitious, complex, and accomplished yet. -Diego Broderson, Cinema Scope
En el transcurso de una cumbre, que reúne a todos los jefes de estado latinoamericanos, en un hotel aislado de la cordillera de los Andes, Hernán Blanco (Ricardo Darín), el presidente argentino, se ve atrapado por un asunto de corrupción que implica a su hija. Mientras lucha por escapar del escándalo que amenaza con acabar con su carrera y su familia, también debe defender los intereses políticos y económicos de todo el continente.
Filmography: La patota (2015), El estudiante (2011)
Santiago Mitre, born and raised in Buenos Aires in 1980, he expresses his talents as screenwriter and director. Teaming up with Pablo Trapero, he penned LEONERA (2008), selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes and CARANCHO (2010) and ELEFANTE BLANCO (2012) both selected in Un Certain Regard. In 2011 he cofounded La Union de los Rios, directed his first feature film, THE STUDENT, which went on winning the Special Cine+ Jury Prize in Locarno as well as multiple prizes around the world. The medium length LOS POSIBLES, co-directed with Juan Onofri Barbato premiered in BAFICI in April. His second feature film, PAULINA, won the Nespresso Grand Prize at La Semaine de la Critique. His 2017 film THE SUMMIT screened in Un Certain Regard at the 70th Festival de Cannes.