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Two arthouse thrillers square off at the Goyas

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- Marshland, by Alberto Rodríguez, and El Niño, by Daniel Monzón, get 17 and 16 nominations respectively for the Spanish Academy Film awards

Two arthouse thrillers square off at the Goyas
Marshland by Alberto Rodríguez

Two arthouse thrillers, that have pocketed both critics and the public, will compete to become the big winners of the 29th edition of the Spanish Film Academy awards, the Goyas. With 17 and 16 nominations respectively, Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
, by Alberto Rodríguez, and El Niño [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Monzón
film profile
]
, by Daniel Monzón, will square off in the main categories (Best Film, Director and Original Screenplay) during the awards ceremony, which will take place in Madrid on 7 February next.

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In these three categories they will have to beat Magical Girl [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Vermut
film profile
]
, by Carlos Vermut (with seven nominations), and the Hispano-Argentine Wild Tales [+see also:
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]
, by Damián Szifrón. The category for best Spanish Film of the year also includes Flowers [+see also:
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]
, directed by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga.

The list of films with the most nominations is completed by Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo [+see also:
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]
(six), Spanish Affair [+see also:
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]
(five), Autómata [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(four), and Long Distance [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
film profile
]
, Shrew’s Nest [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Esteban Roel and Juanfer An…
film profile
]
and Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda [+see also:
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]
, with three each.

The actors taking the lead are Javier Gutiérrez and Raúl Arévalo (both for Marshland); Luis Bermejo (Magical Girl) and Ricardo Darín (Wild Tales) in the male category and Bárbara Lennie (Magical Girl), María León (Marsella [+see also:
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]
), Macarena Gómez (Shrew’s Nest) and Elena Anaya (Todos están muertos [+see also:
trailer
interview: Beatriz Sanchís
film profile
]
).

One of the most anticipated categories, because of its ability to give visibility to new and important talent in Spanish cinema, is that of Best New Director, which will go to Carlos Marques-Marcet (Long Distance), Esteban Roel and Juanfer Andrés (Shrew’s Nest) and Beatriz Sanchis (Todos están muertos).

To see the full list of nominations, click here.

(Translated from Spanish)

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