May 16, 2021

'Champions' triumphs in the Forqué, the producers' film awards | Culture

'Champions' triumphs in the Forqué, the producers' film awards | Culture

Champions, of Javier Fesser, last night in Zaragoza the two main awards of the 24th edition of the Forqué Awards, granted by EGEDA, the entity managing the rights of audiovisual producers, and the second in importance in Spanish cinema, after the Goya.

Fesser's film won prizes for best fiction feature film and Cinema and Education in Values. With this double, Champions it reaffirms as favorite for the Goya: in the last decade only two times have not coincided both awards. In the last edition of the Forqué, the first held in the Aragonese capital, the main trophy was given ex aequo: to The bookstore, of Isabel Coixet -who finally won in the Goya-, and The author, by Manuel Martín Cuenca. The Forqué for best feature film was received by Fesser from Carlos Saura and J. A. Bayona, who turned out to be a curious comic couple with the dinosaur roar of Saura included.

As for the interpretation awards, Antonio de la Torre, for him thriller politician The kingdom, and Eva Llorach, for the drama Who will sing to you, They were considered better actor and actress, respectively. Both win it for the first time, although the interpreter from Malaga had already been a candidate on three previous occasions. De la Torre is the actor with the most nominations in the history of the Goya, 13, and only obtained it with his first nomination, as a secondary for DarkBlackAlmostBlack On February 2, at the gala of the Goya to be held in Seville, could achieve the double as it competes as a protagonist (The kingdom) and as a secondary (The night of 12 years). De la Torre dedicated the award to the women filmmakers who trusted him at the beginning. While, Llorach, that in the Goya competes for best revelation actress, she dedicated her award to Carlos Vermut[directorof[directordeWho will sing to you], to her family and to all the producers who bet on her.

The silence of others, by Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, He was chosen best documentary. The feature film, which illustrates the struggle of the victims of Franco's crimes, has already won the public prize in its section (Panorama) at the Berlinale, was a finalist for best documentary at the European Film Awards and remains in the race to the Oscars, whose nominations will be announced on January 22. That day should be heard many times the title of the Mexican Rome, of Alfonso Cuaron, Last night, the Forqué took the best Latin American film.

At the gala, presented by the journalist Elena Sánchez and the actor Edu Soto, the short film was also awarded Little pig, of Carlota Pereda, and the producer José Frade, who received the Gold Medal of EGEDA for his half century of career. In the ceremony there were several musical performances, as is usual in the Forqué, from Marta Sánchez with Carlos Baute, to Blas Cantó, Ana Guerra and all the participants of Operation Triunfo 2018. Among the attendees, in addition to directors and performers such as Penélope Cruz, Jose Coronado, Aura Garrido, Imanol Arias or Alexandra Jiménez and musician James Rhodes, attended, among other authorities, the Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, and the president of Aragón, Javier Lambán.


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