The film that garnered international acclaim for Argentine director duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, subsequently the creators of ‘ Competencia Oficial.’ A dark comedy about an Argentine writer who has been living in Europe for 40 years and, after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, accepts the invitation from the mayor of his hometown to be named Distinguished Citizen. Upon his return, he realizes that he has made the worst decision of his life, as his fellow citizens neither forgive him for his success nor for drawing inspiration from them for his novels. A superb performance by Óscar Martínez, a favorite actor of the directors, who received the Coppa Volpi at the Venice Film Festival. In addition, the film won the Goya for Best Ibero-American Film and the Silver Spike at the Valladolid Seminci. As a curiosity, the main character is a composite of various celebrated Argentine writers, none of whom ever received the Nobel Prize… not even Borges.
After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!