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MÁLAGA 2020 Awards

Schoolgirls, the most diligent students at Málaga

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- As expected, Pilar Palomero’s remarkable first work picked up the Golden Biznaga for Best Spanish Film at the 23rd edition of the film festival

Schoolgirls, the most diligent students at Málaga
The winners at the 23th Málaga Film Festival

The Málaga Film Festival Jury gave the official awards on Saturday and, as usual, one Golden Biznaga was given to the best Spanish film and another to the Best Latin American Film. In the first category, the Biznaga went to Aragonese filmmaker Pilar Palomero’s first feature film, which scooped the honour (and the €12,000) with a chronicle of the education received by a whole generation. Schoolgirls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pilar Palomero
film profile
]
will arrive at cinemas across Spain on Friday, 4 September. As for the Latin American category, the distinction (and the same amount) went to Mexico, country of origin of Summer White (Blanco de verano), filmed by Rodrigo Ruíz Patterson. The Jury for the Official Film Section for this 23rd edition comprised Álvaro Brechner, Adelfa Calvo, Álvaro Cervantes, Chus Gutiérrez and Pablo Remón.

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From day one, when Icíar Bollaín opened this edition with La boda de Rosa [+see also:
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, it was also crystal clear that she would not leave the festival empty-handed. Her comedy is doing well at the box office and has been given the Silver Biznaga –Special Jury Prize and the Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting actress for Nathalie Poza’s entertaining performance. Likewise, the masterly Arturo Ripstein has deservedly picked up the Best Director Biznaga for his latest film, a coproduction between Spain and Mexico entitled Devil Between the Legs [+see also:
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, in which he continues to show off his remarkable creativity. As for the remaining winners in the official section, it is worth noting the Best Female Performance award, which goes jointly to Kiti Mánver, who is outstandingly funny in One Careful Owner [+see also:
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, and the equally magnificent Regina Casé for Three Summers [+see also:
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(Brazil/France).

In the Zonazine section, another success was predictable from the outset: Lois Patiño and his Red Moon Tide [+see also:
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interview: Lois Patiño
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]
, the most risky and stimulating offering in this section. Last but not least, it is also worth mentioning in the official documentary section the Best Director award for In a Whisper [+see also:
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, by Cuban filmmakers Patricia Pérez and Heidi Hassan. This coproduction between Cuba, Spain, France and Switzerland is emotionally far-reaching in its portrayal of the friendship and estrangement of two best friends.

Here is the full list of winners:

Competition

Golden Biznaga for Best Spanish Film
Schoolgirls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pilar Palomero
film profile
]
– Pilar Palomero (Spain)

Golden Biznaga for Best Latin American Film
Summer White (Blanco de verano) – Rodrigo Ruíz Patterson (Mexico)

Silver Biznaga – Special Jury Prize 
La boda de Rosa [+see also:
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trailer
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]
– Icíar Bollaín (Spain/France)

Silver Biznaga for Best Director
Arturo Ripstein – Devil Between the Legs [+see also:
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]
(Mexico/Spain)

Hotel AC Málaga Palacio Silver Biznaga for Best Actress (ex aequo)
Kiti Mánver One Careful Owner [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(Spain)
Regina Casé Three Summers [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(Brazil/France)

Vibuk Silver Biznaga for Best Actor (ex aequo)
Alberto Ammann and Pablo Echarri – El silencio del cazador (Argentina)

Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting Actress
Nathalie Poza – La boda de Rosa

Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting Actor
Fabián Corres – Summer White (Blanco de verano)

Silver Biznaga for Best Screenplay
Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson and Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla – Summer White (Blanco de verano)

Silver Biznaga for Best Score
Pascal Gaigne – Malpaso (Dominican Republic)

Silver Biznaga for Best Cinematography
Daniela Cajía – Schoolgirls

Silver Biznaga for Best Editing
Paula Rupolo – El silencio del cazador

Zonazine Competition

Silver Biznaga for Best Spanish Film
Red Moon Tide [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Lois Patiño
film profile
]
– Lois Patiño (Spain)

Silver Biznaga for Best Latin American Film
La botera – Sabrina Blanco (Argentina/Brazil)

Silver Biznaga for Best Director
Pau Cruanyes Garell and Gerard Vidal Barrena – Les dues nits d’ahir (Spain)

Silver Biznaga for Best Actress
Nicole Rivadero – La botera

Silver Biznaga for Best Actor (ex aequo)
Arnau Comas and Oriol Llobet – Les dues nits d’ahir

Silver Biznaga – Audience Award
Filho de Boi – Haroldo Borges and Ernesto Molinero (Brazil)

Documentary Competition

Silver Biznaga for Best Documentary
Partida – Caco Ciocler (Brazil)

Silver Biznaga for Best Director
Patricia Pérez and Heidi Hassan – A media voz [+see also:
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]
(Spain/France/Switzerland/Cuba)

Special Jury Mention
Dios – Josefina Buschmann, Christopher Murray and Israel Pimentel (Chile)
La Mami [+see also:
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– Laura Herrero (Mexico/Spain)

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(Translated from Spanish by Marcos Randulfe)

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