THE SUMMIT (La cordillera)
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Original Title: La cordillera
Running Time: 114min
Film Year: 2017
Category: CineDwnTwn Galas
Nominated for 11 Argentine Oscars—including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for superstar Ricardo Darín—the latest from Miami Film Festival favorite Santiago Mitre offers a riveting portrait of a fictional president simultaneously embroiled in a corruption scandal and forced to play international hardball on his country’s behalf.
President Hernán Blanco (Darín) is already in trouble when he arrives at a Pan-American oil summit in the Chilean Andes: his lack of high-stakes negotiating experience threatens to undo him, while his daughter’s ex-husband threatens to expose Blanco’s shadier past.
Rather than resort to simple cynicism, The Summit, with its crisp direction and brilliant performances from Darín, Dolores Fonzi (star of Mitre’s Paulina) and Christian Slater, chooses a more complex route, one focused on the flawed humanity that can conspire against the best intentions in any political arena.
This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Knight Competition and HBO Ibero American Competition film categories.
Director: Santiago Mitre
Producer: Hugo Sigman, Fernando Bovaira, Matías Mosteirin, Didar Domehri, Simón de Santiago, Fernando Brom, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Leticia Cristi
Screenwriter: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Linas
Executive Producer: Micky Buyé, Javier Braier
Music: Alberto Iglesias
Cinematographer: Javier Juliá
Editor: Nicolás Goldbart