The Distinguished Citizen

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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]

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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

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]

Accolades[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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