The Spanish series let yourself go, directed by Leticia Dolera, which tells the story of three thirty-somethings in crisis, was held on Wednesday at the Canneseries festival with the award for best fiction and a special interpretation prize for the trio of actresses. "Culture is a bridge of empathy, to fight against hatred, intolerance, machismo," the 37-year-old actress and screenwriter said in a feminist speech.
"Culture and freedom of expression have to be a great pillar of our societies, and this culture has to include the point of view of women," he continued amid applause from the audience. Dolera, who in addition to directing the series plays one of the three protagonists, at the end dedicated the award "to all women who fight against stereotypes, who fight for our rights, because thanks to them we are here today".
let yourself go follows María, Esther and Cristina, three women who are in the midst of existential crisis, since the projects in which they had placed their hopes do not provide them with the expected happiness, a plot that according to Dolera has as references Girls, by Lena Duhman, and Transparent, by Jill Soloway.
Along with Dolera, the trio protagonist Celia Freijeiro and Aixa Villagrán complete. The three won a special interpretation prize. "I wanted to talk about the things that matter to me and the women around me," such as "the concept of family, of success, of having to be a heroine, I have so many friends who are married with children, who work, they want to be a good mother, a good lover, a good professional ... They are stressed, "the actress had explained a few days before to AFP.
The second edition of Canneseries also attributed its prize of interpretation to the Israeli Reshef Levi, actor and screenwriter of Nehama, about a man widowed father of five children, who dreams of acting again as a comedian on a stage.
The jury, chaired by Baran bo Odar, creator of Dark (on Netflix), awarded the best screenplay award to the Belgian series The Twelve, as the number of juries of a high voltage process. The prize for the best music was for the German series Bauhaus, about the history of the artistic movement.
In total, ten productions competed to be crowned in this festival, held in Cannes, a few weeks before the most important film event in the world takes place in this same town in southeastern France.
Works from Germany were in progress (How to sell drugs online (fast) Y Bauhaus), UK (The Feed), Belgium (The Twelve Y Studio Tarara), Israel (Nehama), Russia (The Outbreak), Norway (Magnus), Spain (let yourself go) and Japan (Junichi).
The jury attributed their prizes generally from the first two episodes of the first season.