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El Profesor

Puan (International Competition)

María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat

Dramedy . 109' . Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, Brazil . 2023 . ES / ST : EN/FR

Marcelo has devoted his life to teaching philosophy at the Public University. When his mentor Professor Caselli unexpectedly dies, he hopes to become the new head of Department. However, his plans shift when charismatic and seductive colleague Rafael returns from his pedestal in European universities to claim the vacant position for himself. Marcelo’s clumsy efforts to prove he is the right candidate will trigger a philosophical duel, while his life -and the country- enter a spiral of chaos.

STARRING

Marcelo Subiotto

Leonardo Sbaraglia

Julieta Zylberberg

Alejandra Flechner

Andrea Frigerio

Mara Bestelli

DIRECTORS

María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat

SOUND

Fernando Ribero

PHOTOGRAPHY

HĂ©lĂšne Louvart

EDITING

Livia Serpa

INTERNATIONAL SALES

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María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat

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DIRECTORS BIOGRAPHY

María Alché is an Argentine director, script writer and actress. She studied filmmaking at ENERC, where she teaches actors direction. She studies Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires. She directed the short films Noelia, Gulliver, Invierno 3025 and ¿Quién se metió con Mayra? , presented at several international film festivals. She wrote and directed the feature film Familia Sumergida (A Family Submerged), starred by Mercedes Morån which won best Film in Horizontes Latinos at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Best First Feature Film at Goteborg Film Festival, Best Director at Ficunam, Best Script at the Lima Festival, and was presented at the Festivals of Locarno, Havana, Lincoln Center NY, Jeonju and Viennale, among others. Currently, she is developing in the residency Ikusmira Berriak 2023 her new project Te amo y hoy todo es hermoso (I love you and today everything is beautiful) and she is writing the documentary Chocobar by Lucrecia Martel.

BenjamĂ­n Naishtat studied film in Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. He furthermore took part in the Contemporary Arts program of Le Fresnoy, France, and was granted a Radcliffe / Film Studies Center Fellowship from Harvard University. He wrote and directed Rojo (2018) which was selected in Official Competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, awarded with the Concha de Plata for Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Actor for DarĂ­o Grandinetti. BenjamĂ­n wrote and directed El movimiento (The Movement) (2015) with the support of the Jeonju Film Festival, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. The film won Best Argentine Film at the Festival de Mar del Plata and the Jury Award at the Valdivia Festival. BenjamĂ­n wrote and directed Historia del Miedo (2014), which premiered at the Berlinale Official Competition. Currently, he is working on the adaptation of Los Siete Locos, by Roberto Arlt.

FILMOGRAPHY

FILMOGRAPHY MARIA ALCHE

2018: Familia Sumergida (A Family Submerged)

FILMOGRAPHY BENJAMIN NAISHTAT

2014: Historia del Miedo

2015: El Movimiento (The Movement)

2018: Rojo

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