'Between two waters', 'Mauthausen's photographer' and 'Journey to a mother's room', the most nominated in the Gaudí awards | Catalonia

Three titles are those that monopolize more nominations in the XI edition of the Gaudí Awards: Between two waters, by Isaki Lacuesta; Trip to a mother's room, by Celia Rico; Y Mautahusen's photographer, by Mar Targarona, each with nine; Petra, by Jaime Rosales, with eight and Les distàncies, by Elena Trapé, with seven. They have been the most nominated films in an edition to which 65 competing projects were submitted, of which 36 have been finally selected. Among those finalists will be the winners of the Gaudinian statuettes that will be handed out on January 27 at the Palacio de Congresos from Barcelona.

A year in which, for the third consecutive time, the number of women project signatories growsLast year the candidates for all the Gaudí categories were 25% - one in four projects - and this year they have grown to 32%. Of the feature films, documentaries and television films that have been selected, half are women's projects. "We hope that the trend consolidates, it is important that we recognize the work that women do in the cinema and it would also be interesting if we could leave the cinema with little budget", Elena Trapè commented. The districts - a melancholic generational portrait of friends who meet again in Berlin - won the Malaga Festival this year. "The will of the jury for the awards in which there is gender parity is clear and I do not see it badly because we women have had it and we still have it more difficult, it is clear that we have come to the cinema to stay," Mar Targarona pointed out. I was very happy for the 9 nominations of Mautahusen's photographer and also the good result of the film in theaters: "So far, 400,000 people have seen it, which is almost six Barça courses and people define it as a very beautiful film, a definition that surprises me a little".

Of the four candidates for the best film of the 11th edition of the awards given by the Català Cinema Academy, three of them are raw operas: Formentera Lady, directed by Pau Durà -the story of a globetrotting hippie who has to take care of his grandson in Formentera- Jean-Françpis and the feeling of life, by Sergi Portabella - the chronicle of a teenager in full evolution- and I search it, the film with which Sara Gutiérrez Galvez has debuted in which she narrates, with a nightclub Barcelona in the background, the journey from youth to maturity. The fourth film that competes is the second feature film by director Elena Trapé: Les distàncies. The actor and director Durà, nominated for what is his debut, has explained that from the first passes in festivals of Formentera Lady, the sensations were good: "it has been seen in 40 cinemas throughout Spain and in some it has been five weeks, which is a record today".

In non-Catalan language, Gaudí will compete for the best film, four proposals with social stories, a historical thriller and human relationships in the background. Between two waters, with the reunion of the two protagonists of The legend of time, another previous film by Lacuesta, and a portrait of a depressed environment in Andalusia; Trip to a mother's room, an intense story between a mother and a daughter when this raises the march of house; The photographer of Mauthausen, a tribute to the figure of Francesc Boix who managed to remove from the concentration camp a photographic material that later was evidence of charge in the Nuremberg Trials and, finally, Petra, a hard family drama with the world of art in the background. Paco Poch, producer of Between two waters, has pointed out that the film of Lacuesta has won a place in festivals and among the public for the confidence that there is in the author: "the story that the film poses is assumed by the people because it can happen to anyone and anywhere in Spain " Poch recognizes that Between two waters it is not a product that pretends to be commercial: "And it's better that way, each cinema has the public that it has and that's fine". The power of the stories in which the public can be identified, as something that is familiar to him, is one of the keys to current cinema, in the opinion of director Celia Rico, who has seen his debut Trip to a mother's room It has monopolized nine nominations: "it is a cinema that appeals to the emotions with which the public identifies". His film is also well placed in the Goya race this year: "What I would like is that the passage through the festivals gave a second life to the film on the undercard, that helps a lot."

The parity has taken place between the eight largometrajes nominated in the categories to the best film -in Catalan and in non-Catalan language- and four of them have been directed by women. Two of them, Elena Trapé and Celia Rico choose the best direction together with Isaki Lacuesta and Jaime Rosales. The four again coincide among the candidates for best script. The look of women has weight in these Gaudis in categories that were traditionally the domain of men, such as montage, photography, artistic direction or visual effects.

In interpretation, Alexandra Jiménez, one of the central characters of Les distàncies who already had a Gaudí last year as a secondary actress in 100 meters, Barbara Lennie, for Petra; Carme Elías, protagonist in Who will sing to you, and Lola Dueñas, for the role of a mother locked in on herself who plays in Travel to a mother's room. As the best actor, the nominations are for Israel Gómez Romero, for Between two waters which gives the measure of a man trying to survive in a harsh environment; Alex Brendemül, for his role in Petra, Sergi López for Life LLiure and Mario Casas who gives life to photographer Francesc Boix in The photographer of Mauthausen.

The main nominations to the Gaudí

Best film: Formentera Lady (Pau Durà), Jean-François and the sentit of life (Sergi Portabella), Les distàncies (Elena Trapé) and I search it (Sara Gutiérrez Galve)

Best film in non-Catalan language: The photographer of Mauthausen (Mar Targarona), Between two waters (Isaki Lacuesta), Petra (Jaime Rosales) and Trip to a mother's room (Celia Rico).

Best address: Celia Rico (Trip to a mother's room), Elena Trapé (Les distnàncies), Isaki Lacuesta (Between two waters), Jaime Rosales (Petra)

Best screenplay : Celia Rico (Trip to a mother's room), Clara Roquet, Jaime Rosales and Michel Gaztambide (Petra)

Best female protagonist: Alexandra Jiménez (Les distàncies), Barbara Lennie (Petra), Carme Elías ( Who will sing to you) and Lola Dueñas (Trip to a mother's room).

Best male protagonist: Alex Brendemüll (Petra), Israel Gómez Romero (Between two waters), Mario Casas (The photographer of Mauthausen) and Sergi López (Life lliure).

Best supporting actress: Anna Castillo (Trip to a mother's room), Clara Segura (During the storm), Maria Ribera (Les distàncies) and Marisa Paredes (Petra).

Best supporting actor: Alain Hernández (The photographer of Mauthausen). Eduard Fernández (Everybody knows), Miki Esparbé (Les distàncies) and Oriol Pla (Petra).

Best documentary film: Comandant Arian, I hate New York, Petitet Y Trinta Lumes.

Best European film: Call me by your name, Faces and places,
Cold War and The invisible thread.

Best short film: The last virgin, First strat, Silence please and Tomorrow.

Best film for television: The nom, From the law to the law, Private life and Vilfranca.


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