El Estudiante (The Student)

by Santiago Mitre

Synopsis

Roque is a directionless college dropout. Lacking anything better to do he re-enrols at a Buenos Aires university, but once there he focuses more on the ladies than on his studies. In pursuit of one particular conquest, however, he is introduced to student politics and discovers he has a gift for wheeling and dealing. Soon Roque is embroiled in a vicious cycle of backroom deals, shifting allliances and dog-eat-dog machinations that threaten him and his fellow students.

Specifications

Argentina – 2011 – 110 min – HD – Color – 1:1:85 – Dolby Digital 5.1 – Spanish

english title

The Student

Written by

Santiago Mitre

Produced by

Agustina Llambi Campbell, Santiago Mitre & Fernando Brom

With the support of

Universidad Del Cine, Pablo Trapero

Featuring

Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Felix, Valeria Correa

Music

Los Natas

Festivals and Awards

  • BAFICI – Argentina – International Competition – Special Jury Prize, Best Cinematography, FEISAL Award
  • Locarno FF – Cineasti del Presente – Special Jury Prize
  • Toronto IFF – City to City
  • New York IFF – Main Slate
  • Vancouver IFF – Cinema of our Time
  • FilmFest Hamburg – Vitrina
  • Chicago IFF – World Cinema
  • Seattle IFF
  • Festival do Rio – Latin Premier
  • BFI London IFF – World Cinema
  • FICVALDIVIA  – Chile – International Feature Competition – Critic’s Award
  • Amazonas FF – Brazil – Official Selection – Best Director
  • Thessaloniki IFF – Greece – Open Horizons
  • Gijon IFF – Spain – Official Selection – Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Feature awarded by Youth Jury award 
  • PREMIOS SUR (Argentina Motion Picture Academy) – Best Original Screenplay, Best First Feature, Best Breakthrough Actor – Esteban Lamothe, Best Breakthrough Actress – Romina Paula
  • Oslo IFF
  • Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latino Americano – Cuba
  • Palm Springs IFF – World Cinema
  • Göteborg IFF – Debute
  • Cartagena IFF – Official Selection – Best Feature, Best Actor & Fipresci Award
  • UNAM IFF – Mexico – Official Sélection
  • Miami IFF – Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition
  • Ankara IFF – World Cinema
  • Hong Kong IFF – Global Vision
  • Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse – Un autre visage du cinéma argentin
  • FIPRESCI Argentina – Best Argentinean Feature
  • Mostra de Cine Latinoamericano de Catalunya – Best Film
  • Indie Lisboa – Portugal – IndieJunior
  • RiverRun IFF – USA – Narrative Features Competition
  • Jeonju IFF – South Korea – World Cinema
  • Festival du Cinéma Latino-Americano de Montréal – Official Selection
  • Minneapolis St. Paul IFF
  • Festival Ternium de Cine Latinoamericano – Monterrey
  • Panama IFF – Ibero-American First Time Features
  • Cinema City Novi Sad IFF – Serbia – 360°
  • Vancouver Latin American FF – First Time Directors Competition
  • Taipei Golden Horse FF – Panorama, Latino Fever
  • Tenaris Cinelatino FF – Romania
  • Melbourne IFF – New Latin American Cinema
  • Latin Beat FF – Japan
  • Calgary Latin Wave FF
  • Argentine Film Festival – Czech Republic
  • Latin American Days – Lithuania
  • Festival del Cine Español – Italy
  • New Films From Latin America – USA (Houston) – Latin Wave
  • Cinema Novo – Belgium
  • Puerto Natales FF

International release dates

  • In Argentina: December 2011
  • In France: November 2012
  • In Greece: June 1st 2013
  • In the US: August 20th, 2013
  • In Italy: TBC 2014