In Alcobendas, in the mid-1980s, a girl dreamed of being an actress. She did it from the living room of her house, spying on the ladies who went to her mother's hairdressing salon, imagining that the streets of her neighborhood were a set in which she imagined other lives and visited other worlds. . She that girl received, this Saturday, the National Cinematography Award converted into the most awarded Spanish interpreter in history. Penélope Cruz has all the awards, she has worked with the best directors and, however, as Minister Miquel Iceta pointed out, until now she had not received the highest distinction awarded by public institutions.
Juan Diego Botto's film about evictions that was born thanks to a wish by Penélope Cruz
Cruz has collected the award emotionally, crying, and dedicating the award to her family and to those directors who opened their doors to her. She also announced that the economic endowment of the award (30,000 euros), will go to social causes. A third will go to the Platform of those affected by the Mortgage, an issue that she is closely involved in and that the film In the Margins, which she produces and stars in, talks about. Another third for Cancer Research, and the last for the fund created by her mother-in-law, Pilar Bardem, at AISGE, for those colleagues in precariousness.