«For the cinematographic device that reveals the vulnerability of the human being against to almighty nature. For bringing us closer to what was experienced during the eruption of the La Palma volcano, beyond the always cold distance of the news. For his cability to escape from the explanatory and capture something which, in a few years, will be historical testimony. For the journey that he proposes to the viewer: from the initial spectacularity of the eruption to ending up feeling that volcano like an enraged demon. These are the reasons why the feature film 'An inhabited volcano'directed by the Palmero José Víctor Fuentes and the Gran Canarian David Pantaleónhas been awarded the best film award at the Scanner section of the Márgenes Festivalwhich for ten days has developed in Madrid.
This author's documentary, which premiered at the festival Visions du Réel, held in the Swiss town of Nyon, He continues his successful career at national and international festivals. In October he was also selected for the section History Time, from the Seminci.
'An inhabited volcano' takes place around a WhatsApp group of a series of friends from La Palma, among whom the filmmaker José Víctor Fuentes himself is included. His messages during the eruption of the Palmero volcano serve as a common thread to this new way of approaching that shocking natural reality.
Triunfa Claire Simon
The documentary film 'Our body', by French actress and cinematographer, Claire Simon is the brand new winner of the 13th edition of the Márgenes Festival. The jury, made up of Carlos Vermut, Daniella Sheir and Félix Tusell, highlights that the film has been able to "perfectly represent the spirit of this festival: tas beautiful as it is chilling, as sensitive as it is committed, as poetic as it is accurate. An experience for the viewer that brings us closer, almost in a 'thriller' style, but with maximum delicacy, to the patients and professionals of the French health system and the problem of obstetric violence.
'Do not Expect too much from the end of the World', del rumano Radu Jude, has received a special mention, as happened this weekend at the Lanzarote Film Festival. This recognition, according to the jury, was achieved "by inviting us to share a frenetic, fun and bizarre work day in which the past and present of a country are approached without prejudice and dialogue with its cinematography." As well as for "his criticism of the dehumanization of capitalism putting as its protagonist a character full of charisma».
'Near Winter' was recognized with the Escáner Joven award, while the Audience award was awarded to 'Mamantula', from San Sebastián Ion de Sosa.
All awards, except the Public Prize, are endowed with 4,000 euros.