The Argentinean directing duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (The Man Next Door, Living Stars) will premiere their sixth feature film The Distinguished Citizen / El ciudadano ilustre as part of the official competition for the Golden Lion at the 73rd edition Venice Film Festival, running August 31-September 10.
Starring Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, and Nora Navas, the Argentinean-Spanish coproduction follows Literature Nobel Prize winner Daniel Mantovani, who after refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has served as the inspiration for all of his books.
However, it turns out that accepting this invitation will become the worse idea of his life. The small-town warmth disappears at the same time that the controversies multiply, arriving at a place with no return that reveals two irreconcilable ways to view the world. He'll learn to expect the unexpected when one has used real people as characters in one's novels.
The Distinguished Citizen will be released in theaters in Argentina on September 8 by the hand of distribution company Buena Vista International.