Álvaro Brechner | Uruguay | 2014 | Fiction | 98 min | NY PREMIERE
Quad Cinema – April 13 @ 3:00PM
Quad Cinema – April 15 @ 9:00PM


Uruguay’s submission for this year’s Academy Awards, Mr. Kaplan is a vibrant comedy about a Jewish retiree who believes a German café owner is a former Nazi.



Álvaro Brechner is a film director, writer and producer. His debut feature Bad Day to Go Fishing was the Uruguayan candidate for the Oscar. The film participated in many prestigious film festivals including Critics Week at Cannes Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival; and won several international awards at the 26th Warsaw International Film Festival (Best Film Free Spirit Comp.), Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (Best Opera Prima), Mar del Plata Film Festival (Best Actor), and Sofia International Film Festival (Best Film Fipresci). The film won 10 Uruguay Fipresci Critics Awards, including Best Film, Best International Film Debut, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.