Ana Belén, initially of the Goya gala: “It is urgent that we all demand certainties of equality” | Goya Awards | Cinema | EUROtoday

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Faced with the silence of many years, there was some noise. Although, greater than an enormous cry from Spanish cinema, remoted voices of fed up and condemnation had been heard this Saturday on the crimson carpet of the Goya Awards. Of violence in opposition to girls. Of the abuses. Of the silence. The publication two weeks in the past in EL PAÍS of an article during which three girls accused director Carlos Vermut of sexual violence has flown over the parade previous to the gala in Valladolid, though it has not centered the dialog. But he was the protagonist at first of the gala, which began with a forceful speech by Ana Belén, co-presenter of the ceremony together with Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, The Javis: “Women in cinema, like everyone else, do not want attempts to live. It is urgent that we all demand certainties of equality and that means condemning all abuse and sexual abuse. And for thoroughly reviewing the structures that allow it.”

Shortly earlier than, on the crimson carpet, the seventh artwork took nearly all of the limelight. From time to time, after all, the company on the gala took a take a look at the elephant within the room. “We have to take advantage of this occasion for a real and deep debate. And reflect on the state of our judicial system, which means that sometimes going to the press gives you more guarantees. “It is a structural issue,” requested director Carla Simón, nominated this yr for the brief Letter to my mom for my son. And different protagonists, similar to Elena Martín, Alba Flores, Bárbara Lennie or Alberto Amman, pointed in the identical route: an issue in society, with deep roots, that’s mirrored in cinema. Although there have been additionally these, like José Sacristán, who thought of it “a personal matter” on account of sure people, quite than the trade as such.

“First, absolute and unconditional support for all the victims,” defended actress Elena Anaya. A premise that was repeated within the speeches of probably the most demanding filmmakers and performers. “Change cannot come at the expense of some women taking risks by exposing themselves a lot because that has a price,” stated Flores.. The significance of making a safer setting to guard those that have suffered or proceed to endure this violence and assist report it was one other recurring demand, from Leonor Watling to Estibaliz Urresola, director of the favourite 20,000 species of bees. And, on the similar time, in order that “whoever engages in abusive behavior thinks twice,” as Simón identified.

The film team "20,000 species of bees" poses upon arrival at the ceremony.
The crew of the movie “20,000 species of bees” poses upon arrival on the ceremony.
Marshal (EFE)

Before the phrases, in current days there have been concrete actions. The Ministry of Culture has promised to create a assist workplace for victims of sexist violence, together with those that haven’t reported it to the police or the courts. “We have to change many things, violence against women is structural violence,” declared the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez upon his arrival on the ceremony. The Minister of Culture, Ernest Urtasun, and the Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, expressed their solidarity with the victims and insisted on promising them safety. “Everything that is experienced in culture has to do with multiple forms of precariousness,” stated Díaz. And she added: “It's over.”

Carla Simón pressured that the Catalan Film Academy has for a while had a company just like the one that desires to create Culture and that “it is working.” In addition, Cima, the affiliation of ladies filmmakers, along with the Ministry of Equality, will perform a “comprehensive” report on the sector, with the concept of ​​first gathering all of the doable data after which selling the mandatory reforms. The similar group additionally introduced that it will give nominees who needed a father father with the slogan “it's over”—inherited from the protests in soccer after Luis Rubiales' non-consensual kiss to Jenny Hermoso—though there weren’t many indicators of them on the crimson carpet.

Some badges had been additionally seen calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and an finish to the arms commerce with Israel. On the opposite hand, the farmers' protests—that are collapsing Spain and Europe and threatened the day earlier than to forestall entry to the gala—had nearly no echo on the crimson carpet, apart from Isabel Coixet's observe: “If they had given me one badge, I would have worn it too.” Although they did make themselves heard in entrance of the gala: some 400 protesters gathered in entrance of the Valladolid Fair, throwing flares and firecrackers, in addition to insulting the tradition sector and the media.

The team of "The Snow Society"by Juan Antonio Bayona, upon arrival at the gala.
The crew of “The Snow Society”, by Juan Antonio Bayona, upon arrival on the gala.Marshal (EFE)

Inside the constructing, a number of nominees—for the primary time there have been girls in 61% of the candidates, particular person or collective, as Cima calculated—requested concrete adjustments and confirmed the way in which. “The reflection is not different from the one we have had constantly and that in the last 10 years has led us to different filming, to different relationships with actresses and actors, to the incorporation of new professional figures, and above all to have an activist attitude and politics in life as much as possible,” highlighted director Elena Martín, nominated for Creature.

Faced with the majority conviction of a problem for everyone, General José Sacristán, who worked with Carlos Vermut in Magical Girl, offered a different interpretation: “These are personal behaviors, I don't think the industry is so sick and so foolish as to diagnose it in general. It also seems foolish to me that the work is sacrificed: that someone who has committed a crime pays for it, but not his work. Barbara Lennie, star of Magical Girl, noted: “The abuse of power is something horizontal in society. I think the fundamental thing is educational.”

Yolanda Díaz greets at the doors of the gala.
Yolanda Díaz greets at the doors of the gala.Emilio Fraile

Two weeks ago, José Coronado's opinion on this topic, at the Feroz awards gala, generated controversy. He asked the victims to report from the first moment and added: “What is not valid is to report after one or two years.” Then, the actor, nominated for Close the eyes, He apologized in a message on social networks. This Saturday, asked again, he pointed out: “I haven't had to reflect on anything. I know what I think now and 15 days ago. “It could also be that I used to be misunderstood or expressed poorly, however my place could be very clear.” Tristán Ulloa, a while later before the same microphone, offered a very different argument: “I have heard colleagues say that you have to report immediately or not. The focus is not on the victim but on the aggressor.”

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