El estudiante (The Student)
With director Santiago Mitre and actress Valerie Correa (Valerie) in person
Argentina. Dir. Santiago Mitre. 2011, 110 mins. Set against the graffitied halls, run-down classrooms, and surrounding streets of the University of Buenos Aires, Mitre’s briskly paced debut is a brilliant exposé of backroom dealings and negotiations in the murky world of student politics—a microcosm for the world at large. Anchored by Esteban Lamothe’s nuanced, charismatic performance, El estudiante portrays a young man’s discovery of his talent for politicking through seduction, and the addictive, vindictive nature of the game.
Free with Museum admission.