- Title: 'La Cordillera' brings human dimension to politics
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) RED CARPET (L-R) 'LA CORDILLERA' DIRECTOR SANTIAGO MITRE, ACTRESS DOLORES FONZI, ACTOR RICARDO DARIN, ACTRESS ERICA RIVAS ON THE RED CARPET PHOTOGRAPHERS (R-L) DARIN, RIVAS AND FONZI CAST OF 'LA CORDILLERA' WALKING TOWARDS STEPS DARIN AND REST OF CAST WALKING UP STEPS VARIOUS OF CAST ON STEPS MEETING CANNES FESTIVAL DIRECTOR THIERRY FREMAUX
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 00:16
- Keywords: Dolores Fonzi Santiago Mitre Ricardo Darin La Cordillera The Summit
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE / UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATIONS
- City: CANNES, FRANCE / UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I799OJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Argentina director Santiago Mitre brought his latest film, 'La Cordiellera' ('The Summit') to Cannes on Wednesday (May 24).
The political drama, starring Ricardo Darin as newly-elected Argentine President Hernan Blanco, is set during a three-day leaders' summit in the Andes. There, he is forced to confront his inner demons as he faces both political and personal decisions, with the arrival of his daughter Marina (Dolores Fonzi).
Darin said his character is not based on an actual politician.
"We specifically made sure that it didn't seem like a politician, at least not an Argentine one that we know." he said.
Actress Dolores Fonzi said that she felt politicians should be more in touch with their "human dimension."
"Like the movie says at one point, politicians sometimes use good or bad to their benefit and not how their humanity would have them (use it). It's like they forget they're human and forget about humanity," she said.
Director Santiago Mitre said that he wanted to explore conflicts between the public and private lives of political leaders.
Meanwhile, when asked whether he could imagine a personal film about U.S. President Donald Trump, he said it would be "a horror film" and "can't even imagine what's going through his mind."
The film is screening in competing in Cannes' 'Un Certain Regard' section.
The film festival runs until May 28.
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