Daniel Hendler | Uruguay-Argentina | 2016 | Fiction | 84min | NY PREMIERE
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.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Director (Miami Film Festival 2017)
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.Español