The Distinguished Citizen

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    The Distinguished Citizen

    El ciudadano ilustre

    Directed by

    Spain, Argentina

    2016

    117 min

    • Spanish

    Comedy drama

    Argentinian submission for the Academy Awards

    After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!

    Awards

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    • Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Venice IFF
    • Best Film (International Competition) - Haifa IFF
    • Silver Spike, Best Script - Seminci
    • Fischer Audience Award (Open Horizons Competition) - Thessaloniki IFF
    • Best Iberoamerican Picture - Ariel Awards
    • Best Iberoamerican Fiction Film, Best Actor (Óscar Martínez), Best Script - Platino Prize

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Oscar Martínez
    Dady Brieva
    Andrea Frigerio
    Belén Chavanne
    Manuel Vicente
    Nora Navas
    Marcelo D'Andrea
    Iván Steinhardt
    Screenplay
    Andrés Duprat
    Cinematography
    Mariano Cohn
    Editing
    Jerónimo Carranza
    Music
    Toni M. Mir
    Sales
    LATIDO FILMS
    Production
    ARCO LIBRE
    Production
    TELEVISIóN ABIERTA
    Production
    MAGMA CINE
    Production
    A CONTRACORRIENTE FILMS

    Press

    Extremely entertaining

    Gonzalo Suárez, Cineuropa

    A smart satire about how institutions and social groups perpetuate mediocrity in art, and life.

    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

    Gastón Duprat

    Gastón Duprat

    Argentina

    We wanted to shoot a film with actors Guillermo Francella and Luis Brandoni that would be a dramatic comedy with humour, with emotion, and also with the possibility to reflect on a few themes and topics on a deeper level.

    Gastón Duprat is a director and producer from Argentina known for THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN (2016), THE MAN NEXT DOOR (2009) and THE ARITST (2008), all of which are directorial collaborations with countryman Mariano Cohn. His solo film, MY MASTERPIECE (2018) played out of competition at the Venice Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography

    Mariano Cohn

    Mariano Cohn

    Argentina

    Mariano Cohn was born on December 1, 1975 in Villa Ballester, Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for CITOYEN D'HONNEUR (2016), L'HOMME D'À CÔTÉ (2009) and L'ARTISTE (2008), all of which are directorial collaborations with countryman Gastón Duprat.