Oscar Martinez (right) and Nora Navas in The Distinguished Citizen (category IIA; Spanish), directed by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn.

Film review: The Distinguished Citizen – small town ideals vs big city dreams in witty Spanish comedy

This story of a successful novelist returning to his small hometown highlights the cost of fame and ambition, and should resonate with anyone enjoying a life abroad a bit too much

Topic |   European films

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Oscar Martinez (right) and Nora Navas in The Distinguished Citizen (category IIA; Spanish), directed by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn.
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Ben is an independent tech writer covering the latest gadgets - as well as review the occasional film - for the South China Morning Post. Prior to this, he was a five-year staff with the company, first as a culture writer and then later a sub-editor. He's also held staff writing positions with the Village Voice and Sports Illustrated in New York, and has been published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.