International Premiere

DIRECTED BY Daniel Hendler

Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: EL CANDIDATO

Running Time: 84min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition

One needn’t be a cynic to recognize that a politician’s persona is very much a designed thing, the product of various minds—and various agendas. Martín Marchand, the titular character in Uruguayan director Daniel Hendler’s pitch-perfect political comedy, radiates charisma, intelligence and commitment—attributes that seem set to win Marchand his country’s highest office. But as his team of advisers and creatives assemble at his country home to devise campaign strategies, it appears that not everyone present agrees that a Marchand presidency is a foregone conclusion.

This film is also featured in the Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category.


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Director: Daniel Hendler
Producer: Micaela Solé, Daniel Hendler, Pablo Udenio, Hernán Guerchuny, Daniel Burman
Screenwriter: Daniel Hendler
Executive Producer: Micaela Solé

Music: Matías Singer
Cinematographer: Lucio Bonelli
Editor: Andrés Tambornino

Cast: Martin Marchand, Matías Singer, Ana Katz, César Troncoso, Roberto Suárez, Alan Sabbagh, José Luis Arias, Verónica Llinás

Daniel Hendler

Daniel Hendler was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has acted in numerous television series and feature films. His directorial credits include the feature Norberto’s Deadline (10), which screened at Miami Film Festival. The Candidate (16), his second feature as director, won the Miami Encuentros 2016 post-production prize, sponsored by Knight Foundation.

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