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The Reconquest emerges victorious at Cinespaña

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- Jonás Trueba was awarded the Golden Violette for Best Film and the Award for Best Director at Toulouse while the Audience Award went to The Open Door

The Reconquest emerges victorious at Cinespaña
The Reconquest by Jonás Trueba

After being unveiled in competition at the recent San Sebastián International Film Festival, Jonás Trueba’s The Reconquest [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
dominated the awards list of the 21st Cinespaña Festival, winning the Golden Violet for Best Film, the Best Director Award and earning Aura Garrido a Special Mention for Best Actress.

The other awards handed out at the event (which aims to present a cross-section of Spanish film production in Toulouse, France) recognised a number of different titles. Carles Torras’ thriller Callback [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Carles Torras
film profile
]
took home the Award for Best Screenplay (co-scripted by the directorand Martín Bacigalupo), the Award for Best Actor went to Francesc Garrido for Awaiting [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniela Fejerman
film profile
]
(with a Special Mention awarded to Àlex Monner for The Next Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
film profile
]
),Marta Lado nabbed the Award for Best Actress for Sicixia, and the Awards for Best Musical Score and Cinematography were given to Pedro Navarrete and Juan Molina Temboury for La decisión de Julia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

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The competitive New Directors section crowned Jota Aronak’s Ira [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 the winner. Another film from this section took home the 2016 Cinespaña Audience Award, Marina Sereseky’s The Open Door [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
. As a final note, the Best Documentary Award was won by No Cow on the Ice [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Eloy Domínguez Serén.

Here is the complete list of the 2016 Cinespaña award winners:
Golden Violet for Best Film
The Reconquest [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
– Jonás Trueba (Spain)

Best Director
Jonás Trueba – The Reconquest

Best Actress
Marta Lado – Sicixia (Spain)
Special Mention
Aura Garrido – The Reconquest

Best Actor
Francesc Garrido – Awaiting [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniela Fejerman
film profile
]
(Spain/Lithuania)
Special Mention
Àlex Monner – The Next Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
film profile
]
(Spain/Switzerland)

Best Screenplay
Carles Torras, Martín Bacigalupo – Callback [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Carles Torras
film profile
]
(Spain/United States)

Best Musical Score
Pedro Navarrete – La decisión de Julia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Spain)

Best Cinematography
Juan Molina Temboury – La decisión de Julia

Best New Director
Jota Aronak – Ira [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (Spain)

Best Documentary
No Cow on the Ice – Eloy Domínguez Serén (Spain/Sweden)

Best Short Film
Bus Story – Jorge Yúdice (Spain)

Jury Special Mention
I Said I Would Never Talk About Politics – Aitor Oñederra (Spain)

Audience Award
The Open Door [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Marina Seresesky (Spain)

(Translated from French)

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