› Monday, January 16, 2017
The Silver Spike of the 61st edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival has collected the most proceeds of the billboard in the week of its premiere.
The comedy The Distinguished Citizen has successfully landed in Spanish cinemas, where it was premiered last Friday (11th November). The film, directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, has managed to get into the box office Top 10 despite only being screened in 65 cinemas throughout the country, as opposed to the rest of the films, which have been shown in more than 200. In fact, the long feature film starring Oscar Martínez (who won the Volpi Cup in the latest Venice International Film Festival) has achieved the most proceeds per copy of the entire billboard. It has been very well received in Spain, adding to its success in Argentina, where more than 600,000 people have watched it.
The commercial release of The Distinguished Citizen has arrived following the good news that have preceded it these last weeks, and among them stands out its journey through the Valladolid International Film Festival, where it was awarded the Silver Spike and the Best Script Award. The Distinguished Citizen will also represent Argentina at the Oscar awards, competing for the Best Foreign Language Film award, and in the Goya Awards for the Best Ibero-American Film.