Thu. Dec 5th, 2019

‘While the war lasts’ and ‘Pain and glory’ are the Goya’s favorites



With 17 and 16 nominations respectively, including the best film and director, While the war lasts, from Alejandro Amenábar, and
Pain and Glory
, from Pedro Almodovar are the big favorites of the 34th edition of the Goya awards, whose ceremony will be held on January 25 at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace in Malaga. Follow them in the ranking
The infinite trench
, from Aitor guipuzcoanos FixJose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garaño, with 15 applications. The reading of candidacies was done on Monday morning by the interpreters Elena Anaya and Miguel Herrán.











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The Manchego band is also a favorite for the Feroz awards, with 10 nominations, it is among the best placed for the awards of the European cinema that the European Film Academy will award next Saturday and represents Spain to compete for the Oscar for best international film. Further, Antonio Banderas he took with her the award for best main actor of the Festival of Cannes for his role as Salvador Mallo, alter ego Almodóvar in what constitutes his most autobiographical film.

The filmmaker himself affirms that Salvador Mallo "is and is not" himself, because in the film there is a lot of reality but also fiction. The film, which in eight months has raised more than 30 million Euro throughout the world – 6 in Spain – is a great catharsis of Almodóvar. That accused personalism has earned him the few negative criticisms he has received.


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While the war lasts
, from Alejandro Amenábar, addresses the ethical and ideological journey of Miguel de Unamuno from the support for Franco's coup to his famous challenge to the founder of the Legion, José Millán Astray, in the Paraninfo of the University of Salamanca: “You will win but you will not convince,” said the philosopher to the military ..

The movie stars Karra Elejalde in the role of Unamuno and Eduard Fernández in that of Millán Astray. The film is one of the landmarks of ticket office of Spanish cinema this year, with more than 10 million of euros of collection and almost 1.8 million spectators.


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The infinite trench
, of the trio formed by the filmmakers and screenwriters c –Authors of Handia and Loreak -, tells the story of a mole of Franco and his wife: Higinio and Rosa. He is a Republican councilor and immediately becomes the target of the Falangists, who are going to look for him to kill him. At first he manages to flee, but soon he is cornered and chooses to hide in a kind of zulo built inside his own home with the help of his wife. Then begins a confinement that will last more than 30 years.





With brilliant interpretations of Antonio de la Torre and Bethlehem Cuesta, the feature film by the three Basque filmmakers is first and foremost a great allegory of fear in almost every possible way. Afraid to die, of course, but also "to leave the ideological closet", as well as "to what is on the other side of the door, to the unknown" and "to make decisions because it is always much more comfortable for you to be marked way, ”says Aitor Arregi.


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Advantages of traveling by train
, from Aritz Moreno, is an ingenious and surreal Martian with a luxurious squad of actors that brings together Luis Tosar, Pilar Castro, Ernesto Alterio and Bethlehem Cuesta. The film enthusiasm for critics and the public of Sitges although it did not receive any prize and is one of the favorites to the Feroz awards of the film press.


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Sitges did recognize, with the prize for the best film and three other awards, the dystopian thriller
The hole
, a metaphor with a strong socio-political message whose cast they lead Ivan Massagué, Antonia San Juan and Algis Arlauskas.

Andreu Buenafuente and Silvia April they will present the Goya gala again after the success they had at last year's ceremony, held in Seville.







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