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The Distinguished Citizen (Spanish: El ciudadano ilustre) is a 2016 Argentine-Spanish drama film directed by Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn.[4] It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[5] At Venice Oscar Martínez won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.[6] It was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[7] It won Best Ibero-American Film at the 4th Platino Awards.

The Distinguished Citizen
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Film poster
Directed byGastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn
Written byAndrés Duprat
StarringOscar Martínez
Music byToni M. Mir
CinematographyMariano Cohn
Production
company
  • Aleph Media
  • Televisión Abierta
  • Magma Cine
  • A Contracorriente Films
Distributed by
Release date
  • 4 September 2016 (2016-09-04) (Venice)
  • 8 September 2016 (2016-09-08) (Argentine)
Running time
118 minutes[1]
CountryArgentina
Spain
LanguageSpanish
Budget$1.7 million[2]
Box office$3.6 million[3]

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PlotEdit

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation from his hometown in Argentina to receive a prize. In his country, the protagonist finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 10 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10.[8]

AccoladesEdit

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Venice Film Festival 10 September 2016 Volpi Cup for Best Actor Oscar Martínez Won
Golden Lion Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Nominated
Haifa International Film Festival[9] October 2016 Best Film in International Competition Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Won
Havana Film Festival[10] 18 December 2016 Best Screenplay Andrés Duprat Won
Goya Awards 4 February 2017 Best Spanish Language Foreign Film Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Won
Platino Awards 22 July 2017 Best Ibero-American Film Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Won
Best Director Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Nominated
Best Actor Oscar Martínez Won
Best Screenplay Andrés Duprat Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venezia 73". Venice Film Festival. Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ Newbery, Charles (8 May 2011). "Cohn, Duprat prep 'Ciudadano ilustre'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ "El ciudadano ilustre". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "The Distinguished Citizen". Latido Films. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (28 July 2016). "Venice Film Festival: Lido To Launch Pics From Ford, Gibson, Malick & More As Awards Season Starts To Buzz – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (11 September 2016). "Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion To 'The Woman Who Left'; Tom Ford's 'Nocturnal Animals', Emma Stone Take Major Prizes – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  7. ^ Hopewell, John (30 September 2016). "Argentina Chooses 'The Distinguished Citizen' As Its Foreign-Language Oscar Entry". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  8. ^ "The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre) (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "The award winners - Haifa International Film Festival 2016". Haifa International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 21 July 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Premios Coral 38 Festival". Havana Film Festival. Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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