Woman Without Piano crowned at Cinespaña
Javier Rebollo emerged victorious at the close of the 15th Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse, where the director (see video interview) won the Golden Violet for Best Film with Woman Without Piano [+see also:
interview: Javier Rebollo, director of…
film profile], a prize-winner at last year’s San Sebastian festival.
The event also honoured Laura Mana’s Life Begins Today [+see also:
film profile], which nabbed the Audience Award and Best Actress for its five female stars Pilar Bardem, Maria Barranco, Sonsoles Benedicto, Mariana Cordero and Rosa Maria Sarda.
Meanwhile, Best Screenplay and Best Score went to Alvaro Brechner’s Bad Day to Go Fishing [+see also:
film profile] (see interview), Best Debut Film to Rodrigo Rodero’s Impossible Language [+see also:
film profile] and Best Cinematography to Pietro Zuercher for his work on The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead by directorial trio Olivier Pictet, Marc Recuenco and Pablo Martín Torrado.
Finally, the documentary competition crowned Manuel Menchon’s Malta Radio with a special mention going to Lluis Miñarro’s Familystrip [+see also:
film profile]. The short film jury lauded Juan Francisco Viruega’s Estocolmo.
(Translated from French)
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