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The 2017 Feroz Awards put their money on Alberto Rodríguez

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- With ten nods, Smoke & Mirrors, the latest thriller by the Seville-born director, is the big favourite for the awards handed out by the specialist film press

The 2017 Feroz Awards put their money on Alberto Rodríguez
Smoke & Mirrors by Alberto Rodríguez

Despite the fact that the box-office performance of Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
has been somewhat disappointing compared to the immense amount grossed by his previous movie, Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
Alberto Rodríguez has nevertheless been able to count on the support of the Spanish mass media ever since the film was presented in the official section of the most recent San Sebastián Film Festival. At that gathering, the movie’s lead actor, Eduard Fernández, scooped the Best Actor Award, and the other nominees in this category will be hard-pressed to snatch the Feroz from his clutches. Besides this nomination for the film, a recreation of the case involving Francisco Paesa, it has nine more nods, including Best Director, Supporting Actor (José Coronado), Supporting Actress (Marta Etura) and Drama Film, according to the announcement of the nominees for the fourth edition of the Feroz Awards (made public yesterday, 1 December), which will be handed out by the AICE-affiliated Spanish film journalists.

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During the awards ceremony on 23 January, that great bastion of audiovisual production Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (a television producer and the director of the landmark films The House That Screamed and Who Can Kill a Child?) will receive the Honorary Feroz Award.

The feature with the second-highest chance of picking up a trophy in January is Julieta [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
, Pedro Almodóvar’s melodrama, with nine nods (including Best Drama Film, Director, Screenplay and Actress for both of its leads: Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte). Bear in mind that this is also the film representing Spain in the Oscars race (read the news).

In third place we find an entry by a first-time filmmaker: actor Raúl Arévalo, who with his The Fury of a Patient Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Raúl Arévalo
film profile
]
, which was selected at Venice, Toronto and a whole heap of other festivals, has burst into the world of direction with boundless energy. The eight Feroz nominations that his film has garnered are proof of his great talent. This title is followed, with seven nods, by the thriller May God Save Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
(winner of Best Screenplay at San Sebastián: read the news) and A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
, which has so far raked in more than €25 million.

However, the most notable absence in the list of nominees has to be that of the Truebas: both Jonás (The Reconquest [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
) and Fernando (The Queen of Spain [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fernando Trueba
film profile
]
).

Here is the official list of nominees for the 2017 Feroz Awards:

Best Drama Film
Smoke & Mirrors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
– Alberto Rodríguez
Julieta [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
– Pedro Almodóvar
A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
– Juan Antonio Bayona
May God Save Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
– Rodrigo Sorogoyen
The Fury of a Patient Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Raúl Arévalo
film profile
]
– Raúl Arévalo

Best Comedy Film
Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paco León
film profile
]
– Paco León
María (and Everybody Else) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nely Reguera
film profile
]
– Nely Reguera
La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– Inés París
The Open Door [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Marina Seresesky
The One-Eyed King [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Marc Crehuet

Best Director
Pedro Almodóvar – Julieta
Raúl Arévalo – The Fury of a Patient Man
J.A. Bayona – A Monster Calls
Alberto Rodríguez – Smoke & Mirrors
Rodrigo Sorogoyen – May God Save Us

L’Oréal Professionnel Award for Best Lead Actress
Anna Castillo – The Olive Tree [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]

Bárbara Lennie – María (and Everybody Else)
Carmen Machi – The Open Door
Emma Suárez – Julieta
Adriana Ugarte – Julieta

Best Lead Actor
Roberto Álamo – May God Save Us
Eduard Fernández – Smoke & Mirrors
Alain Hernández – The One-Eyed King
Lewis MacDougall – A Monster Calls
Àlex Monner – The Next Skin [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
film profile
]

Antonio de la Torre – The Fury of a Patient Man

Best Supporting Actress
Ruth Díaz – The Fury of a Patient Man
Marta Etura – Smoke & Mirrors
Rossy de Palma – Julieta
Terele Pávez – The Open Door
Candela Peña – Kiki, Love to Love

Best Supporting Actor
Carlos Santos – Smoke & Mirrors
Luis Callejo – The Fury of a Patient Man
José Coronado – Smoke & Mirrors
Javier Pereira – May God Save Us
Manolo Solo – The Fury of a Patient Man

Best Screenplay
Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos – Smoke & Mirrors
Pedro Almodóvar – Julieta
Patrick Ness – A Monster Calls
Isabel Peña and Rodrigo Sorogoyen – May God Save Us
David Pulido and Raúl Arévalo – The Fury of a Patient Man

Best Original Score
Silvia Pérez Cruz – At Your Doorstep [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Julio de la Rosa – Smoke & Mirrors
Alberto Iglesias – Julieta
Fernando Velázquez – A Monster Calls
Olivier Arson – May God Save Us

Best Trailer
Sacha Perales – Smoke & Mirrors
Julieta (nominees to be confirmed)
Rafa Martínez – Kiki, Love to Love
Blair Green and Jaume Martí – A Monster Calls
Fernando Vallarino – May God Save Us

Best Poster
Gabriel Moreno – Smoke & Mirrors
Julieta (nominees to be confirmed)
Álvaro León Acosta, Luis León Acosta and Virginia Velasco Ramírez – Kiki, Love to Love
A Monster Calls (nominees to be confirmed)
The Fury of a Patient Man (nominees to be confirmed)

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(Translated from Spanish)

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