Daniel Mantovani is a successful author in Barcelona who has been awarded prizes from all over the world – including the Nobel Prize – but has started to reject them one by one, feeling uninspired and fed up with a shallow industry. When an invitation from his hometown in Argentina arrives, wishing to make him an honorary citizen, he reluctantly agrees to attend. His return is initially greeted with joy and applause, but little by little it becomes clear that not everyone in town is that thrilled by the author’s return.
THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN is a deliciously dark and sharp comedy, with a bouquet of characters unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Veteran actor Oscar Martínez is delightfully balanced in the leading role and his performance earned him the best actor award at the Venice film festival. THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN is Argentina’s submission to the Oscars this year.
Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn are a critically acclaimed directing duo from Argentina. They’ve proven themselves as competent filmmakers with both documentary and feature films, and have been awarded several prizes from prestigious film festivals. Their films often feature people on the outskirts of modern society, and they have a knack for the curious and original. THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN is their tenth collaborative film.