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Marshland and Carmina y amén are the lucky winners at the Feroz Awards

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- The Spanish Cinematographic Journalists’ Association has paved the way for Alberto Rodríguez’s thriller to clean up at the upcoming Goya Awards, by handing it five trophies

Marshland and Carmina y amén are the lucky winners at the Feroz Awards
The winners of the Feroz Awards

The second edition of the Feroz Awards, trophies in the shape of a wolf’s head that are given out by the Spanish Cinematographic Journalists’ Association (read the news), was held last night in a marquee erected within the bullring at Las Ventas (in Madrid). The ceremony resulted in a major triumph for Marshland [+see also:
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, as it hoovered up five statuettes: those for Best Drama Film, Best Director (Alberto Rodríguez), Best Lead Actor (Javier Gutiérrez), Best Original Score (Julio de la Rosa) and Best Trailer, a category that receives barely any recognition at all at events like this. Meanwhile, as Paco León clutched his Feroz Award for Best Comedy of 2014 for Carmina y amén [+see also:
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, he claimed, “This is a genre you can go a very long way with.”

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Bárbara Lennie was named Best Lead Actress for Magical Girl [+see also:
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, a film that also garnered appreciation for the talent of Carlos Vermut – as much for writing the original story (Best Screenplay) as for drawing his own poster (another award, Best Poster, which usually goes unnoticed and which undeniably pulls off a lot of the film’s promotional work, together with the trailer). The fourth Feroz Award for Magical Girl, Best Supporting Actor, went to veteran performer José Sacristán.

But there were two points during the evening when the guests, who had assembled into teams for each of the nominated films around their respective tables (Golden Globes-style), gave a standing ovation to the people taking to the stage. The first occasion was when Itziar Aizpuru went up to collect her Best Supporting Actress Award for Flowers [+see also:
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– after being unfairly overlooked in the Goya nominations – and it happened again when the Honorary Feroz Award was handed to Carlos Saura, a true artist who has dedicated his life to cinema, having appeared in over 40 films. Upon collecting his prize, he announced: “I have great faith in the new generation of Spanish filmmakers.”

One such director is Lois Patiño, the man behind Coast of Death [+see also:
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, the winner of the Special Feroz Award. Describing himself as “the weirdo” of the event, Patiño asserted his support for experimental cinema and praised the movies that are being made in Galicia.

(Translated from Spanish)

Jihlava
LIM
 

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