THE STUDENT

EL ESTUDIANTE

By Santiago MITRE

LA UNION DE LOS RIOS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

Roque Espinosa arrives at the University of Buenos Aires to begin his studies for the third time. Paula, a girl he falls in love with, introduces him to political activism. He learns to behave like a student leader and feels that he has finally found his vocation, that Politics are his University.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2011
Cineasti del Presente - Jury Prize
NYFF 2011
Main Slate
Gijon Int'l Film Fest. 2011
Competition - Best Film
Toronto - TIFF 2011
Valdivia IFF 2011
Competition - FIPRESCI
Lima 2012
FIPRESCI
FICCI Cartagena 2012
Competition - Best Film
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Santiago MITRE
    • Writer(s)
    • Santiago MITRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Agustina LLAMBI CAMPBELL (LA UNION DE LOS RIOS), Santiago MITRE (LA UNION DE LOS RIOS), Fernando BROM (PASTO)
    • Synopsis
    • During his first few months in town, Roque Espinosa attends classes and wanders through the corridors of the university feeling out of place. He makes a few friends, goes to parties and meets girls.
      He falls in love with Paula, an assistant professor. Pursuing her company and attention, Roque enters a world that, until then, had been indifferent to him: the world of university politics. He gains the confidence of the retired politician and faculty advisor Alberto Acevedo and immediately distinguishes himself on the field. Roque learns the ropes and rises in the ranks. He has finally found something he is very good at doing.
      In the campaign for election of a new Rector, he becomes skilled at organizing constituents, building consensus, configuring covert alliances and negotiating concessions – to become the consummate student leader. At the top of the heap, Roque discovers a world of pure politics in which the end justifies the means every step of the way.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2010
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