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PRIX Espagne

Les producteurs espagnols récompensent Champions

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- Le 24e Prix Forqué du meilleur film de 2018, remis par EGEDA, a récompensé la comédie dramatique réalisée par Javier Fesser et produite par Morena Films et Películas Pendelton

Les producteurs espagnols récompensent Champions
Photo de famille des 24e Prix Forqué (© Prix Forqué/EGEDA)

Cet article est disponible en anglais.

There is no doubt that the most profitable film of the more than 200 shot in Spain during 2018 was Champions [+lire aussi :
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: despite having a mid-level budget, it has so far grossed almost €20 million (see the news). As well as vying for 11 trophies at the imminent ceremony being organised for the Goya Awards, the prizes handed out by the Spanish Film Academy (see the news), it picked up the Forqué Award (given out by EGEDA, a society grouping together Spanish audiovisual producers) for the best film of last year, in addition to the Film and Values-based Education Award in Zaragoza on Saturday. Its director Javier Fesser, several cast members, producer Álvaro Longoria (of Morena Films) and Luis Manso (Películas Pendelton), all clearly over the moon, went up on stage to receive the trophies.

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This all unfolded during a rather tedious ceremony of dubious humorousness, as is customary at this type of event, which was attended by the Minister of Culture and Sport, José Guirao, the CEO of the ICAABeatriz Navas, the president of EGEDA, Enrique Cerezo – who once again used his time at the microphone to demand that cinema in Spain become a state affair, as is happening in other European countries – and international superstar Penélope Cruz, who was nominated for Best Actress for Everybody Knows [+lire aussi :
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, and has produced films such as Ma Ma [+lire aussi :
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 by Julio Medem and The Queen of Spain [+lire aussi :
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 by Fernando Trueba.

But as a matter of fact, one of the surprises on the night was that it wasn’t Cruz who won this prize – nor her rivals Bárbara Lennie (in the running thanks to her performance in Petra [+lire aussi :
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) or Alexandra Jiménez (The Distances [+lire aussi :
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) – but rather Eva Llorach, the least well known of them all, for her turn in the sophisticated and gloomy Quién te cantará [+lire aussi :
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 by Carlos Vermut. In the Best Actor category (the winner of which, like Best Actress, is determined based on the votes of the specialised film press), it was Antonio de la Torre who prevailed, with his performance as a corrupt politician in The Realm [+lire aussi :
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, roundly trouncing José Coronado (nominated for Tu hijo [+lire aussi :
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), Javier Bardem (Everybody Knows) and Javier Gutiérrez (Champions).

The documentary The Silence of Others [+lire aussi :
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, co-produced by the Almodóvar brothers (via El Deseo) and directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, emerged victorious in its respective category, while Roma by Mexico’s Alfonso Cuarón was voted Best Latin American Film, and the terrifying short film Piggy by Carlota Pereda won out over the other hopefuls.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Fiction Feature
Champions [+lire aussi :
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 – Javier Fesser

Best Actress 
Eva Llorach – Quién te cantará [+lire aussi :
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(Spain/France)

Best Actor
Antonio de la Torre – The Realm [+lire aussi :
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 (Spain/France)

Best Documentary Feature 
The Silence of Others [+lire aussi :
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 – Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (Spain/USA)

Best Short Film 
Piggy – Carlota Pereda

Best Latin American Feature 
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico/USA)

Film and Values-based Education Award 
Champions – Javier Fesser

EGEDA Gold Medal
José Frade

(Traduit de l'espagnol)

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