Ärtico triumphant at Cinespaña
by Fabien Lemercier
- A quadruple win at Toulouse for Gabriel Velazquez’s film, while Beautiful Youth, Cannibal and Carmina y amén also feature on the awards list
Ärtico [+see also:
film profile] by Gabriel Velazquez (read the review) has come out on top at the 19th edition of the Cinespaña Festival. Having already turned a great many heads on its tour of the world’s film events (winning a Special Mention in Generation14plus at Berlin, for example), the feature has now snagged the Golden Violet for Best Film, the Best Cinematography Award (David Azcano) and the Best Music Award (Eusebio Mayalde and Pablo Crespo), as well as the Coup de Coeur (“Love at First Sight”) Prize from the Student Jury at Toulouse.
Chaired by director Denys Granier-Deferre, the main jury also handed out two prizes to Cannibal [+see also:
interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca
film profile] by Manuel Martín Cuenca (read the review and the interview): the Best Actor (Antonio de la Torre) and Best Screenplay (Alejandro Hernandez Diaz and the director himself) Awards. The Best Actress Award was bestowed upon Ingrid Garcia Jonsson for her performance in Jaime Rosales’ Beautiful Youth [+see also:
interview: Jaime Rosales
film profile] (revealed in Un Certain Regard at Cannes – French release scheduled for 10 December, courtesy of Bodega Films).
Interestingly, the members of the audience cast their votes for Carmina y amén [+see also:
film profile] by Paco León (read the review), while the Best Documentary Award went to Quivir by Manutrillo and the top prize in the Short Film category was snagged by Oscar Bernàcer’s Bikini.
(Translated from French)
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