Argentina has choosen Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s “The Distinguished Citizen” as its Foreign-Language Academy Award. The Disney-distributed dramedy won a Volpi Cup best actor award for Oscar Martinez at Venice Film Festival.
Duprat and Cohn’s film will also represent Argentina at the 2017 Spanish Academy Goyas.
After two weekends from the Argentine Premiere, “The Distinguished Citizen” has grossed €1.25 million ($1.4 million) in box office.
The film was chosen by Argentina’s Academy, whose president, Juan Jose Campanella, was Argentina’s last foreign-language Academy Award winner, for “The Secret in Their Eyes,” which won in 2009.
From its first screening, the title has been sold to Italy (Movies Inspired) at Venice and France (Memento) in Toronto, of major territories.
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