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MÁLAGA 2015

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Daniel Guzmán triumphs at Málaga with his frank and emotionally charged film

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- The actor-director has raked in four major awards at Málaga with his autobiographical and heartfelt feature debut, A cambio de nada

Daniel Guzmán triumphs at Málaga with his frank and emotionally charged film
Daniel Guzmán, with one of his Biznagas during the ceremony

Daniel Guzmán has picked up four Biznagas – a gold one for Best Film, and three silver ones: for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Antonio Bachiller) and the Special Critics’ Prize – at the 18th Málaga Spanish Film Festival. The actor-director never ceased to move audiences, or to get emotional himself, with his feature debut, A cambio de nada [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Guzmán
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]
(read the review).

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He was followed to the podium by Jonás Trueba, who, with his third work, Los exiliados románticos [+see also:
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interview: Jonás Trueba
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]
, did not go home empty-handed either, winning the following Silver Biznagas: the Special Jury Prize and the Best Music Award (for the group Tulsa), as well as a Special Mention from the critics. Leticia Dolera snagged three trophies for her feature debut Requisitos para ser una persona normal [+see also:
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: Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best New Screenwriter, which in this case went to the actress-director herself.

Other actors who were rewarded by the official jury (comprising directors Judith Colell and Santi Amodeo, actors Unax Ugalde, Nathalie Poza and Manuela Velasco, DoP Pau Esteve Birba and Patrick Bernabé, the co-director of the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse) were: Nidia Bermejo (Best Supporting Actress in La deuda, a film by Barney Elliott that was also awarded for its screenplay), Ernesto Alterio (who stars in Sexo fácil, películas tristes [+see also:
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), Emilio Palacios (Special Mention for Los héroes del mal [+see also:
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]
) and the actress of the moment Natalia de Molina, who was handed the Best Actress Award at the gathering for her convincing role as a single mother in Techo y comida [+see also:
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interview: Juan Miguel del Castillo
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]
, which was voted Best Film by the audience at the event.

In the more trail-blazing Zonazine section, the big winner was Todo el mundo lo sabe, by Miguel Larraya, winning Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Diego Toucedo). The Silver Biznaga for Best Actress ended up in Toni Acosta’s hands for her performance in Cuento de verano, while Best Director was bestowed upon Juan Rodrigáñez for The Money Complex [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
(read the review).

The rest of the award winners (documentaries, short films and the Territorio Latinoamericano section) can be found here.

(Translated from Spanish)

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