A CHINESE TALE (Un Cuento Chino)

SPANISH I ARGENTINA I 2011           DRAMA I 93 MIN I DCP I COLOR

Director: SebastiánBorensztein

 

Cast:

Ricardo Darín

Muriel Santa Ana

Ignacio Huang

EnricCambray

IvánRomanelli           

 

Crew:

Producers: Pablo Bossi, Juan Pablo Buscarini, Isabel García Peralta, Gerardo Herrero

Axel Kuschevatzky, Ben Odell

Music: Lucio Godoy

Cinematographer: Rodrigo Pulpeiro

Film Editors: Pablo Barbieri Carrera, Fernando Pardo

Sound Re-recordist: Diego Garrido

 

Synopsis:

Argentina’s beloved, and biggest, movie star Ricardo Darin shines in Sebastian Borensztein’s comedy about absurdity and coincidence. Roberto (Darin) is a rather dour hardware merchant who collects tragic newspaper clippings in between dealing gruffly with his customers or counting his boxes of nails to make sure he hasn’t been cheated. When a young Chinese man named Jun, lost and miserable in Buenos Aires after the cow-related death of his fiancée, invokes Roberto’s pity, he must find a solution for dealing with his unexpected houseguest. Award winner for Best Film and Audience Choice at the Rome Film Festival, A Chinese Tale reveals the heart of gold in the most unlikely individuals. “A comedy both sour and sweet!”

 

Director Biography:

SebastiánBorensztein was born on April 22, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and director, known for Chinese Take-Out (2011), The Die Is Cast (2005) and Collateral Man (1997).

 

Festivals/Awards: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Argentinian Academy of Motion Pictures

Special mention at Havana Film Festival

Two Awards at Mannheim – Heidelberg Film Festival

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