Summer 1993 scoops multiple Feroz Awards
by Alfonso Rivera
- Carla Simón's debut feature gets four awards at the 5th edition of the AICE awards ceremony
Last night in Madrid, the Spanish Association of Film Journalists (AICE)held the Feroz awards ceremony, where debut feature filmmaker, Catalonian director Carla Simón, won big: her film, Summer 1993 [+see also:
interview: Carla Simón
film profile], not only won the 2017 Best Drama Award, but also won the award for Best Director, Best Screenplay for David Verdaguer, and Best Supporting Actor. The film continues to rake in awards since premiering at the Berlinale almost a year ago (where it picked up two) and following yesterday's triumph, next stop is the Goya awards, which are due to take place in two weeks’ time (read the news here).
In the comedy category, yet another debut triumphed: Holy Camp! [+see also:
interview: Javier Calvo and Javier Amb…
film profile], a mystic-pop musical directed by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, which also won the award for Best Trailer (by Alberto Gutiérrez). La Chana [+see also:
film profile](a co-production between Iceland, the United States and Spain) was awarded Best Documentary, while there were no surprises in the acting categories: Nathalie Poza won for Can't Say Goodbye [+see also:
interview: Lino Escalera
film profile] (another debut film by Lino Escalera) and Javier Gutiérrez for The Motive [+see also:
interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca
film profile], a film that also won the award for Best Supporting Actress for Adelfa Calvo’s performance. Gutiérrez returned to the stage to collect the trophy after winning for the TV series Vergüenza, which scooped up a total of four Feroz awards, triumphing in the television category.
Basque production Giant [+see also:
interview: Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño
film profile] received awards for Best Poster (by Iñaki Villuendas) and music (by French composer and resident in San Sebastian Pascal Gaigne). An Honorary Feroz went to the actress Verónica Forqué, for her unforgettable performance in Kika by Pedro Almodóvar. The Spanish-American co-production Life and Nothing More [+see also:
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
film profile], directed by Antonio Méndez Esparza, received the Special Feroz Award.
In a ceremony in which all the awards were presented by women, a demand for social equality was the theme of the evening, with Simon's triumph emphasising the importance of this battle.
List of Feroz Awards 2018:
Carla Simón – Summer 1993
Best Supporting Actress
Adelfa Calvo – The Motive
Best Supporting Actor
David Verdaguer – Summer 1993
Carla Simón – Summer 1993
Alberto Gutiérrez – Holy Camp!
Iñaki Villuendas – Giant
Honorary Feroz Award
(Translated from Spanish)
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