How to Win Enemies
by Gabriel Lichtmann
Argentina 2015, 78 min
Be careful who you trust
Lucas, a modest, young jewish lawyer with a penchant for detective stories, meets the beautiful Bárbara in a café. Sexy, independent, and with good taste in literature, she seems perfect, and Lucas, enthralled, takes her home after their first date. Things aren‘t always what they seem, however, and Lucas wakes up to find his financial savings, and Bárbara, gone. Determined to find her, Lucas sets off like the hero in one of his beloved books, and, as the pieces together the puzzle of the grand theft, realizes that his closest allies may be his biggest foes.
Cast & Crew
Martín Slipak, Javier Drolas, Inés Palombo, Eugenia Capizzano, Sagrado Sebakis, Gabriela Izcovich, Carla Quevedo
Production: Domenica Films
World Premiere: BAFICI 2015
International Premiere: Montreal World FF 2015
European Premiere: Athens IFF 2015
US Premiere: AFI Latin American FF 2015
Chicago IFF 2015
Brazil Premiere: Sao Paulo IFF 2015
Minsk IFF 2015
Brasilia IFF 2015
Boston Jewish FF 2015
Israeli Premiere: Jerusalem Jewish FF 2015
New York Jewish FF 2016
CAJE Miami Jewish FF 2016
UK Premiere: Glasgow FF 2016
Sedona IFF 2016
New York Sephardic Jewish FF 2016
Houston Jewish FF 2016
San Diego Latino FF 2016
New Jersey Jewish FF 2016
Seattle Jewish FF 2016
Cherry Hill Jewish FF 2016
Belgian Premiere: Liège International Crime FF 2016
Toronto Jewish FF 2016
St. Louis Jewish FF 2016
Romanian Premiere: Bucharest Jewish FF 2016
Australian Premiere: Cine Latino: Festival of Latin American Cinema 2016
Chichester IFF 2016
Schoumann Award for Jewish Cinema - Jerusalem Jewish FF 2015
GABRIEL LICHTMANN was born in the city of Buenos Aires many years ago, although it is impossible to specify how many since he refuses to reveal his age. But, considering that he claims having attended the local premiere of “Star Wars”, we assume he must be in his thirties.
He completed his elementary and high school education, studied music, photography and acting, English and French, and (what’s more important for this curriculum) graduated as Film Director from Universidad del Cine, occupation he practices up until the present day and in the most varied ways: short films, documentaries, commercials, music video clips and feature films.
He has obtained various national and international awards, such as the 1998 “Historias Breves” competition of the I.N.C.A.A. for the script of his short film “El Séptimo Día” (The Seventh Day), and the script development fund of the Hulbert Bals Fund (associated to the Rotterdam Film Festival) for the script of his feature film “Judíos en el Espacio (o ¿por qué es diferente esta noche a las demás noches?)” (Jews in Space or why is this night different from the other nights?). Both movies were well received by both the press and the public and competed in many international festivals. Standing out among these are the 2000 Berlin Festival (with “El Séptimo Día”) and the official selection of the 2005 BAFICI (with “Judíos en el Espacio...”).
Nowadays, he’s working on his next feature film project and directing commercials for several Argentine production companies. He’s what is known as “a good catch”.