CineLatino FF: The Distinguished Citizen

Sep 23, 2017

This Venice Film Festival award-winning crowd-pleaser 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.