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Nothing in Return emerges victorious at Cinespaña

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- The feature debut by Daniel Guzmán has won the Golden Violet for Best Film and the Audience Award; A Esmorga also bagged three trophies

Nothing in Return emerges victorious at Cinespaña
Daniel Guzmán with his Golden Violet for Nothing in Return

Having already turned a lot of heads last spring at Malaga, where it picked up four prizes, Nothing in Return [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Daniel Guzmán
film profile
]
, the feature debut by Daniel Guzmán (read the interview), has won the Golden Violet for Best Film and the Audience Award at the 20th Cinespaña Festival, which presented a highly comprehensive cross-section of today’s Spanish film production in Toulouse.

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The awards list also smiled upon A Esmorga [+see also:
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by Ignacio Vilar, which took home three trophies: the Best Director, Best Actor (for Karra Elejalde, Miguel de Lira and Antonio Durán "Morris") and Best Cinematography Awards (Diego Romero Suarez Llanos).

Best Actress went to Iziar Ituno for her performance in Flowers [+see also:
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by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga (the Spanish candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film 2016), which also snagged the Best Musical Score Award (composed by Pascal Gaigne).

Lastly, the Best Screenplay Award was given to Felices 140 [+see also:
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interview: Gracia Querejeta
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(written by Antonio Moreno and the director, Gracia Querejeta – read the interview), the competitive New Directors section crowned Arturo Ruiz’s El destierro [+see also:
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as the winner, the documentary category saw the victory of Cartas a María by Maite García Ribot, and Nena by Alauda Ruiz de Azua came out on top in the short-film section, with a Special Mention going to César Diaz Melende’s Zepo.

(Translated from French)

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