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Smoke & Mirrors crowned at Nantes

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- Alberto Rodríguez’s film has taken home the Jules Verne Award from the 27th Spanish Film Festival; a Special Mention went to May God Save Us while Kiki, Love to Love scooped the Audience Award

Smoke & Mirrors crowned at Nantes
Director Paco León with his Audience Award for Kiki, Love to Love

“A highly accomplished film on all fronts, a very sophisticated, subtle, complex and courageous movie that tackles head-on a question that resonates strongly in the present day: the question of corruption, greed and the total lack of ethics displayed by certain people in power in a faltering society.” Such was the motivation of the jury (chaired by novelist Lydie Salvayre) for handing the Jules Verne Award to Alberto Rodríguez’s 
Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
at the 27th Nantes Spanish Film Festival. The film, which previously scooped the Best Actor Award at San Sebastián, among other accolades, will be distributed in France by Ad Vitam from 12 April.

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A Special Mention was bestowed upon May God Save Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
by Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Best Screenplay Award at San Sebastián and set to be distributed in France by Le Pacte from 9 August), “for its vitality, its wonderful energy and the remarkable performances of its two lead actors”.

The Audience Award went to Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paco León
film profile
]
by Paco León, Best Debut Film to The One-Eyed King [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Marc Crehuet and Best Documentary to El fin de ETA by Justin Webster.

From 22 March-2 April, the 27th Nantes Spanish Film Festival presented 70 films previously unseen in France, paid tribute to actress Emma Suárez and offered a “Film Noir and Detective Film” cycle sponsored by director Enrique Urbizu.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Jules Verne Award
Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
- Alberto Rodríguez

Special Mention
May God Save Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
- Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Youth Jury Award 2017
Living and Other Fictions [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jo Sol
film profile
]
- Jo Sol

Audience Award
Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paco León
film profile
]
- Paco León

Feature Debut Award 2017
The One-Eyed King [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Marc Crehuet

Best Documentary Award
El fin de ETA - Justin Webster

Best Short Film Award
Timecode - Juanjo Giménez

(Translated from French)

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