Living and Other Fictions emerges triumphant at Cinespaña
by Fabien Lemercier
- Jo Sol has taken home the Golden Violet for Best Film in Toulouse, while the Audience Award went to 100 Meters by Marcel Barrena
After having been unveiled at San Sebastián last year, Living and Other Fictions [+see also:
interview: Jo Sol
film profile] by Jo Sol has further stocked its trophy cabinet by winning the Golden Violet for Best Film at the 22nd Cinespaña Festival (a French event that showcases the variety of Spain’s current cinematic output). Produced by Shaktimetta Produccions with Luis Miñarro (Eddie Saeta) as associate producer, the feature will be distributed in France from 6 December by Les Films des Deux Rives.
Análisis de sangre azul [+see also:
film profile] by Blanca Torres and Gabriel Velázquez took home two trophies (Best Director and Best Screenplay; the script was co-written by Torres and Orencio Boix), as did Can’t Say Goodbye [+see also:
interview: Lino Escalera
film profile] by Lino Escalera (for which Nathalie Poza won a joint Best Actress Award and Best Cinematography went to Santiago Racaj). The Best Actor category saw victory for Santiago Alverú for his performance in Selfie [+see also:
interview: Víctor García León
film profile] by Víctor García León, while Mercè Pons was also singled out for her acting in La millor opció by Óscar Pérez.
The Best New Director Award went to David Macián for La mano invisible [+see also:
film profile], which was presented in the Panorama section, and this programme also contained a feature that pocketed the Audience Award: 100 Meters [+see also:
film profile] by Marcel Barrena. We should also highlight that the Best Documentary Award went to The Sea Stares at Us from Afar [+see also:
interview: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
film profile] by Manuel Muñoz Rivas. Lastly, actor Àlex Brendemühl, the guest of honour at this edition of Cinespaña, received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Blanca Torres and Orencio Boix - Análisis de sangre azul
Santiago Racaj – Can’t Say Goodbye
Best Short Film
Aliens – Luis López Carrasco
(Translated from French)
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