Estonian premiere

The Substitute

Local title
Asendaja
Original title
El Suplente
Director
Diego Lerman
Country
Argentina, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico
Year
2022
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
drama
Subject
Society, violence, educational system

Outskirts of Buenos Aires, nowadays.

Lucio, a prestigious university professor, takes the position of substitute teacher at a high school in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, where he grew up. Through tales, novels and poetry, he tries to distract his class from the harsh reality of their everyday lives. But soon, he must step out of his professional duties when Dilan, one of his students, is threatened by a local drug kingpin.

Diego Lerman's "The Substitute" reflects the social tensions and everyday realities faced by many students and teachers across South America. The film has participated in the Toronto and San Sebastián film festivals.

Director
Diego Lerman
Screenwriter
Diego Lerman, María Meira, Luciana De Mello
Cast
Juan Minujin, Alfredo Castro, Bárbara Lennie, Rita Cortese, María Merlino
Producer
Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman, Marta Donzelli, Nicolás Celis, Sandra Tapia, Dominique Barneaud, Dan Wechsler
DoP
Wojciech Staron
Editor
Alejandro Brodersohn
Production
Campo Cine, Vivo film, Pimienta Films, Arcadia Motion Pictures, Bellota Films, Bord Cadre films
World sales
Urban Sales
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
San Sebastian, Toronto

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Screenings

9th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening020703 / Asendaja
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening041502 / Asendaja
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening062203 / Asendaja
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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