Castón’s Ander triumphs at Cinespaña
At the 14th Toulouse Cinespaña Festival (see news), Roberto Castón’s Ander [+see also:
film profile], which was unveiled in the Panorama section at the latest Berlinale (see review), won the Golden Violet for Best Film. The film, which tells the surprising love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant, will be released in France by Bodega Films on February 3, 2010.
The jury presided by director Brigitte Roüan awarded Best Actor to Unax Ugalde for his performance in Helena Taberna’s The Good News. The film also scooped the Audience Award and Best Original Score (Ángel Illarramendi).
Chus Gutiérrez’s Return To Hansala [+see also:
film profile], which has been shortlisted for the European Film Awards 2009, picked up the prizes for Best Screenplay (co-written by the director and Juan Carlos Rubio) and Best Cinematography (DoP: Kiko de la Rica).
The Cinespaña festival presented avant-premières of Marc Recha’s Little Indi [+see also:
film profile] (to be released in France in March 2010 by Ad Vitam); and Cell 211 [+see also:
interview: Daniel Monzón
film profile] by Daniel Monzón (video interview), which garnered acclaim at Venice (see review) and will be launched by Fabrique de Films in January 2010.
(Translated from French)
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