'Cold War' wins the award for the best European film

'Cold War' wins the award for the best European film


'Cold War', written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, won the Gaudí prize for the best European film tonight at the 11th Gaudí Awards Gala of the Catalan Film Academy.

Produced by MK2 Productions, Apocalypso Pictures, Film4, Opus Film, Protagonist Pictures and BFI Film Fund, this romantic drama is set in Poland in the 1950s.

In a country marked by the wounds suffered during World War II, the new communist authorities promote the creation of a group of musicians who, through local folklore, try to transmit a little joy to the Polish comrades, and at the same time spread messages of loanza to Comrade Stalin.

In this context, Wiktor, a pianist who is part of a choral group, falls in love with Zula and together they live a romance, with their comings and goings over more than a decade, between East and West, where jazz and Rock 'n' roll begins to reign.

Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot star in "Cold War", which competed for this Gaudí with "Call me by your name", by Luca Guadagnino; 'Faces and places', by Agnès Varda; and 'The invisible thread', by Paul Thomas Anderson.

'Private life', best TV movie

Directed by Sílvia Munt and written by Coral Cruz, 'Vida privada' has also been awarded with the award for the best film for Television.

Produced by Obreron Cinematogràfica and Televisió de Catalunya, the film is based on the homonymous novel by J.M. de Segarra, published in 1932, which tells the economic and social decline of the aristocratic Lloberola family in the Barcelona of the twenties, due to the inability of his patriarch to adapt to the new times.

Starring the film Aida Folch, Pablo Derqui and Francesc Garrido, accompanied by Maria Molins, Pep Cruz and Diana Gómez as a secondary cast.

At the time of collecting the award, the film team thanked the Academy and TV3 "for always being on the side of the fans" and referred to the "small miracle" that involves making a movie with current budgets, a situation that they hope "change soon."

In addition, the team has asked the Academy to consider extending all nominations to television work.

Anna Castillo, best supporting actress

The Catalan actress Anna Castillo has won the Gaudí award for best supporting actress for her performance as Leonor in the movie 'Journey to a mother's room'.

Castillo competed in this section with Clara Segura (During the storm), Maria Ribera (Les distàncies) and Marisa Paredes (Petra).

In the film, directed by Celia Rico, Anna Castillo puts herself in the shoes of Leonor, a young woman who wants to leave home but does not dare to tell her mother, Estrella, who does not want her to leave, but is not capable either. to keep her by his side.

After receiving the award from the actresses Bruna Cusí and Laia Manzanares, very excited, Anna Castillo, who has lived in Madrid for years, has indicated that she is very excited that "at home" is recognized for the work done and wanted to highlight who shares the Gaudí with Lola Dueñas, his fictional mother, for "being the best actress in the world, for how you look at me".

He has also had words for other people of the "equipazo" of "Trip to a mother's room", as its director, because it has been "super special to make this movie".

The award has been dedicated to his parents, who are in the room, his sister and Iñaki.

Quim Torra: "Catalan cinema needs money"

The president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, has assured the night of this Sunday before the celebration of the XI Gaudí Awards that "Catalan cinema needs money", and has lamented the suppression of the Catalan audiovisual rate.

"We have some new budgets underway that will also help us, but above all I have to return to denounce that the tax on the audiovisual sector was suppressed because the Constitutional Court (TC) charged it", lamented Torra in statements to the media.

"There were thirty-odd millions that this tax generated and went directly to the Catalan cinema, we are going to reclaim it and we will throw it back," added Torra.

Asked if they will speak with the Minister of Culture, José Guirao – on the first occasion in which a minister visits these awards – he has answered: "I do not know how we will be sitting."

On the quality of the nominees, he has urged to trust oneself, and has said that when films like 'Pa negre' are made the audience responds and the productions are magnificent: "This point of confidence in ourselves is important".

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