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Stockholm and 3 Many Weddings are the most "ferocious" films of the year

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- Last night, the specialised press delivered the Spanish equivalent of the Golden Globes, the Feroz Awards, in the Cine Callao in Madrid

Stockholm and 3 Many Weddings  are the most "ferocious" films of the year
3 Many Weddings by Javier Ruiz Caldera

Last night, one of the most energetic groups in the Spanish film world (albeit not frequently considered part of this sector), the specialised press, was responsible for a fresh and enthusiastic celebration as it delivered the Feroz Awards in the Cine Callao in Madrid. The first edition of the Spanish equivalent of the Golden Globes reflected its original focus on young and rejuvenated cinema, awarding movies such as Stockholm [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (Best Drama Film) and 3 Many Weddings [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Javier Ruiz Caldera
film profile
]
 (Best Comedy Film). The former was produced on a shoestring budget sourced in part thanks to crowdfunding, and the latter is one of the best examples of the new wave of Spanish comedy films.

The ceremony, penned by producer Paco Cabezas and presented by actress Alexandra Jiménez, who impressed thanks to her light-hearted approach and sense of humour, was almost entirely devoid of the politics that are usually part and parcel of the Goya ceremony. The Feroz Awards are an initiative of the Film Journalists’ Association and were founded with the aim of boosting the visibility of Spanish film production and becoming the precursor to the Goyas (we will be able to verify how similar the critics’ and the academy members’ views are on 9 February).

The bittersweet comedy Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed [+see also:
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 by David Trueba took home the Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, while Marian Álvarez (Best Actress for Wounded [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando Franco
festival scope
film profile
]
) and Antonio de la Torre (Best Actor for Cannibal [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca
film profile
]
) were awarded as the best performers of the year. Witching & Bitching [+see also:
trailer
interview: Alex de la Iglesia
film profile
]
 by Álex de la Iglesia scooped the Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, thanks to the work of Terele Pávez and Mario Casas.

Finally, two brand-new categories related to the information world were inaugurated, with 3 Many Weddings winning Best Film Poster, and People in Places [+see also:
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 and I'm So Excited [+see also:
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]
 tying for Best Trailer.

(Translated from Spanish by Codie Sullivan)

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