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GOYAS 2014

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Daniel Sánchez Arévalo candidate for 11 Goya awards with La gran familia española

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- Manuel Martín Cuenca (Caníbal), Gracia Querejeta (15 años y un día), David Trueba (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) and Fernando Franco (La herida) will face off with him for best film

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo candidate for 11 Goya awards with La gran familia española
La gran familia española by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Going back to school after the Christmas break has brought with it an important event: the announcement of the candidates for the 2014 edition of the Goya awards. Yesterday, from the cinema academy headquarters, actors Quim Gutiérrez and Clara Lago read the complete list of films, directors, actors and other professionals who will run in the 27 different categories covering the main accomplishments of Spanish cinema. The ceremony award will take place next February 8.

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Comedy La gran familia española [+see also:
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 by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo is one of this year’s favourites, with 11 nominations. Others include Las brujas de Zugarramurdi [+see also:
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 by Alex de la Iglesia (with 10 nominations, although surprisingly none of them are for best film, or best director), Caníbal [+see also:
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interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca
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 by Manuel Martín Cuenca (8), 15 años y un día [+see also:
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interview: Gracia Querejeta
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 by Gracia Querejeta3 bodas de más [+see also:
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interview: Javier Ruiz Caldera
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 by Javier Ruiz Caldera and Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados [+see also:
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 by David Trueba with seven nominations each.

All these films, except for those by Ruiz Caldera and De la Iglesia, will compete for the two most important awards – best film and best director – with the addition of La herida [+see also:
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 by Fernando Franco in the first category.

If it hadn’t been a film debut, La herida, winner of the special jury prize in San Sebastian, would almost definitely have received a nomination for best director. Instead, together with Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Stockholm [+see also:
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), Neus Ballús (La plaga [+see also:
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) and Jorge Dorado (Mindscape), it will be competing for the prize of best new coming director.

The section dedicated to best European productions from the last year has little surprises. Selection includes: The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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by Danish Thomas VinterbergThe Great Beauty by Italian Paolo Sorrentino, Adele: Chapters 1 & 2 [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]
by French Tunisian Abdellatif Kechiche and Amour [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
 by Austrian Michael Haneke (the latter’s presence here may seem strange: it participated in the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, but Hanake’s Oscar winning film came out during the selection time frame on January 11). 

(Translated from Spanish)

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