The Distinguished Citizen
2016 | Argentina, Spain | NR | 118 min.
Showings
State TheatreFri, Jul 28 9:00 AM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Original Title:El ciudadano ilustre
Release Year:2016
Runtime:118 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:Argentina
Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gastón Duprat
Mariano Cohn
Produced by:Fernando Sokolowicz
Screenwriter:Andrés Duprat
Cinematography:Mariano Cohn
Gastòn Duprat
Editing By:Jerónimo Carranza
Cast:Oscar Martínez
Dady Brieva
Andrea Frigerio
Nora Navas
Manuel Vicente
Description
This Venice Film Festival award-winning crowdpleaser tells the story of a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who lives in Barcelona, but writes exclusively about his hometown in Argentina, a place he hasn’t visited in 40 years. Invited to receive the “Distinguished Citizen” award in his small hometown, he surprises his assistant at first by accepting, and then shocks her when he says he will go alone. The people and places on which his novels are based are there to greet him when he arrives, including several citizens who became characters in his books, and are none too happy to see him. Darkly comedic, deeply relatable, and artfully crafted, “The Distinguished Citizen” reminds us that you really can’t go home again.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Kyle Skarshaug (Wed)
Watching For Foxes (Fri)

SPONSORED BY
John & Susan Boles (Wed)
Tom's Mom's Cookies (Fri)
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