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Puan

Puan

Original name: Puan
English name: Puan
Year: 2023
Run time: 109 Min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Director: María Alché, Benjamín Naishtat
Producers: Federico Eibuszyc, Barbara Sarasola - Day, Bárbara Francisco Mendivil
Cast: Marcelo Subiotto, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Zylberberg, Alejandra Flechner, Andrea Frigerio, Mara Bestelli
Screenplay: María Alché, Benjamín Naishtat
Cinematographer: Hélène Louvart
Editor: Livia Serpa
Sound Designer: Fernando Ribero
Music Composer: Santiago Dolan
Production Company: Pasto Cine, Pucará Cine
World Sales: Luxbox

Festivals:

  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • Athens IFF 2023
  • Vancouver IFF 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023
  • Viennale 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • María Alché
    2018 A Family Submerged
  • Benjamín Naishtat
    2018 Rojo
    2015 The Movement
    2014 History of Fear

Director's Biography:

María Alché, Benjamín Naishtat
María Alché

María Alché is an Argentine director, script writer and actress. She wrote and directed the feature film A Family Submerged (2018), which won best Film in Horizontes Latinos at the San Sebastian FF, and was presented at the Festivals of Locarno, Havana, Lincoln Center NY, Jeonju and Viennale, among others.

Benjamín Naishtat

Benjamín Naishtat is an Argentine filmmaker. His film Rojo (2018) was selected in Official Competition at the San Sebastian FF, awarded with the Concha de Plata for Best Direction. He wrote and directed The Movement (2015) which premiered at the Locarno FF. His film History of Fear (2014), premiered at the Berlinale Official Competition.

Synopsis:

Marcelo has devoted his life to teaching philosophy at the Public University of Buenos Aires. When his mentor Professor Caselli dies unexpectedly, Marcelo expects to become the new head of the Department. However, his plans turn upside down with the unexpected arrival of Rafael Sujarchuk. Charismatic and seductive, Rafael returns from his pedestal in European universities to claim the vacant position for himself. Marcelo's clumsy efforts to prove he is the right candidate will trigger a philosophical duel, while his life -and the country- enter a spiral of chaos.