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Sunday’s Illness emerges triumphant at Nantes

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- The film by Ramón Salazar has won the Jules Verne Award for Best Film and the Audience Award at the Nantes Spanish Film Festival

Sunday’s Illness emerges triumphant at Nantes
Ramón Salazar (right) with his Jules Verne Award (© Nantes Spanish Film Festival)

After having made a huge splash in the Berlinale Panorama, Sunday’s Illness [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ramón Salazar
film profile
]
by Ramón Salazar has come out on top at the 28th Nantes Spanish Film Festival, which unspooled from 28 March-8 April. In fact, the fourth feature by the director, starring Susi Sánchez and Bárbara Lennie, took home the two main awards at the event: the Jules Verne Award for Best Film and the Audience Award. Sunday’s Illness, which was produced by Zeta Cinema and On Cinema 2017, and which was released in Spanish theatres on 23 February and has been acquired for the rest of the world by Netflix, will also take part in the international competition at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival (18-29 April).

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Also standing out on the winners’ list are Selfie [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Víctor García León
film profile
]
by Víctor García León, which scooped the Youth Jury Award, Skins [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eduardo Casanova
film profile
]
by Eduardo Casanova, which won the Feature Debut Award, and La Chana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Lucija Stojevic, which was crowned in the documentary category.

The 2018 edition of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival presented 70 features and short films previously unseen in France, as well as the series Vergüenza by Juan Cavestany and Álvaro Fernández-Armero. Furthermore, the gathering paid tribute to director Isabel Coixet (with the French premiere of The Bookshop [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which also served as the closing film, among other highlights).

Here is the complete list of winners:

Jules Verne Award
Sunday’s Illness [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ramón Salazar
film profile
]
- Ramón Salazar (Spain)

Audience Award 
Sunday’s Illness - Ramón Salazar

Youth Jury Award 
Selfie [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Víctor García León
film profile
]
- Víctor García León (Spain)

Feature Debut Award
Skins [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eduardo Casanova
film profile
]
- Eduardo Casanova (Spain)

Best Documentary Award 
La Chana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Lucija Stojevic (Spain/USA/Iceland)

Best Short Film Award 
The Beetle at the End of the Street - Joan Vives (Spain)

(Translated from French)

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