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Argentine Movies on Thursdays

  • Embassy of Argentina 1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW Washington, DC 20009 (map)

On the third Thursday of each month the Embassy of Argentina will present a movie series dedicated to award winning filmmakers. On the opening night of this series, Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat´s The Distinguished Citizen (in Spanish with English subtitles) will be screened. Free.
 
When
March 16 at 6:30 PM
 
Where
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
 
Reservations
R.S.V.P. at
eventos@embassyofargentina.us
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Film
The Distinguished Citizen (2016) 118 min.
Director: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Gustavo Garzón.
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Storyline
After refusing prestigious awards from all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, a winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. At the peak of his career, the Mayor of the city invites him to receive the title of “Distinguished Citizen”.
 
Awards
2017: Goya Awards. Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
2016: Venice Film Festival. Volpi Cup for Best Actor (Óscar Martínez)
2016: Valladolid Festival – Seminci. Espiga de Plata. Best Screenplay
2016: Havana Festival. Best Screenplay.
2016: Haifa International Film Festival. Best Film in International Competition.