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Film Critic, The

The Film Critic

"A sharp-eyed, playful romantic comedy for movie lovers." – The Hollywood Reporter

Film Critic, The

About the Film

A playful yet heartfelt take on the rom-com genre, THE FILM CRITIC follows Victor Tellez, a world-weary Buenos Aires film critic who prefers to think in French and eschews romantic clichés...until he finds himself living one.  Riddled with ennui and the maladie du cinema, Tellez drifts from screening to screening in search of cinematic perfection, casting judgment on filmmakers and their films with scathing incisiveness.  But when a chance meeting throws him into the jarring world of gorgeous thrill-seeker Sofia (Dolores Fonzi), he starts to question his meticulous, intellectual routine and realizes there’s more to his story than he ever dreamed.

Director: Hernán Guerschuny

Reactions

"A sharp-eyed, playful romantic comedy for movie lovers." – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“An entirely winning romance.” - Bob Mondello, NPR

“An imaginative look at a budding romance...filled with amusing side characters. Directed with a steady, quick pace.” Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve

“A fun, quirky and smart tribute to romantic comedies. A film that will delight fans of ‘When Harry Met Sally.’” - AFI Film Festival

“A playful and post-modern Argentinian comedy that lovingly mocks a grumpy old film critic and his aversion to the clichés of romantic Hollywood films...very funny viewing...essential viewing for cinephiles.” - Katherine McLaughlin, London View

Awards & Festivals

  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2013 Nominee - International Jury Award, Best Feature Film

Cast & Crew

Cast

Víctor Tellez: Rafael Spregelburd
Sofía: Dolores Fonzi
Pinni: Blanca Lewin
Arce: Ignacio Rogers

Crew

Director: Hernán Guerschuny
Writer: Hernán Guerschuny
Executive Producer: Pablo Udenio
Producers: Hernán Guerschuny, Hugo Castro Fau, Carlos Nuñez 
Co-producer: Gabriela Sandoval
Cinematography: Marcelo Lavintman
Editor: Agustín Rolandelli

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: Argentina
Languages: French, Spanish
Running Time: 1h 38m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Yes

Theaters

New York
New York
5/15/15
Chicago
Illinois
5/15/15
Beverly Hills
California
5/22/15
Miami
Florida
5/29/15

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Awards & Festivals

  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2013 Nominee - International Jury Award, Best Feature Film

Reactions

"A sharp-eyed, playful romantic comedy for movie lovers." – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“An entirely winning romance.” - Bob Mondello, NPR

“An imaginative look at a budding romance...filled with amusing side characters. Directed with a steady, quick pace.” Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve

“A fun, quirky and smart tribute to romantic comedies. A film that will delight fans of ‘When Harry Met Sally.’” - AFI Film Festival

“A playful and post-modern Argentinian comedy that lovingly mocks a grumpy old film critic and his aversion to the clichés of romantic Hollywood films...very funny viewing...essential viewing for cinephiles.” - Katherine McLaughlin, London View

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