'Second Prize' and 'Radical' win the Biznaga de Oro on the Malaga competition | Culture | EUROtoday

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The Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta is the nice winner of the Malaga movie competition. Second prize, his work in regards to the legendary Granada band Los Planetas, has gained the Biznaga de Oro for one of the best Spanish movie – value 8,000 euros – and the filmmaker himself has additionally gained the Biznaga de Plata for greatest path along with Pol Rodríguez. The work takes a 3rd award, for greatest enhancing, awarded to Javier Frutos. Radical, by Christopher Zalla, has gained the Biznaga de Oro for one of the best Ibero-American movie, additionally value 8,000 euros. The particular jury prize went to The little lovesby Sevillian Celia Rico Clavellino, who portrays a summer time between a daughter and her mom, performed by Adriana Ozores, who has obtained recognition as greatest supporting feminine efficiency.

During the studying of the winners (interrupted for a couple of minutes after the hearth alarm went off) Juan Antonio Vigar, head of the Malaga competitors – which began with controversy after the withdrawal of the movie The day is lengthy and darkish because of the accusations of sexist violence in opposition to its director—has assured that this competition has given “a lot of joy.” “Our festival has managed to be a celebration of life, cinema and joy: you just have to see how the theaters have been filled with audiences,” confused Vigar, who highlighted the presence of a lot of chosen movies — as much as 246—“because if we want to be useful to the sector, we have to show everything that is done in it.” “Culture is always the last refuge in such a convulsive, tense and aggressive world,” concluded Vigar.

Second prize, which is able to hit theaters subsequent June, is a movie set within the legendary settings of Granada linked to Los Planetas – from the Planta Baja room to the Bora Bora report retailer or the alleys of Albaicín and Sacromonte – to inform the story the beginnings of the band within the nineties. The mission, with a script by Fernando Navarro, began with the concept that Jonás Trueba would direct it, nevertheless it lastly handed into the arms of Isaki Lacuesta. “The film talks about the legend of The Planets, not about them. We collect fragments of many invented stories, things that have been told in Granada, some are true and others have nothing to do with what happened, also psychedelic fantasies,” Navarro defined to EL PAÍS this week.

Eugenio Derbéz in the role of teacher Sergio Juárez, in the film 'Radical' (dir. Zalla, 2023).
Eugenio Derbéz within the function of instructor Sergio Juárez, within the movie 'Radical' (dir. Zalla, 2023).Pantelion Films

For its half, Radical, awarded on the final Sundance Film Festival, is a movie primarily based on actual occasions directed by Mexican director Christopher Zalla. It tells the story of Sergio Juárez, a instructor who works within the Mexican border metropolis of Matamoros, the place corruption and violence are on a regular basis life. It can be the place the place a instructor dares to strive a brand new instructional technique together with his college students, with which he obtains stunning outcomes. Zalla himself reported today that he realized of the instructor's actual story by an article despatched to him by the actor Eugenio Derbez, who would in the end be the protagonist. “A teacher can change the world, but we as a society also have to do something because there are deeper problems,” Zalla confused at a press convention this week. The movie, which has been a field workplace success in each Mexico and the United States, arrives in Spain subsequent Friday, March 15.

The remainder of the biznagas of this twenty seventh version of the Malaga Festival have been distributed amongst totally different productions. The greatest feminine efficiency went to Lola Amores for The wild girl and the masculine, equally for Luis Zahera, protagonist of Birdsand Joaquín Furriel, for his function in Rest in peace. The greatest male supporting efficiency went to Gabriel Goity for Rest in peace. . . . Álex Montoya and Joana María Ortueta take the biznaga to greatest script by Home, adaptation of the comedian by Paco Roca for which Fernando Velázquez has additionally been acknowledged as greatest music. Juan Carlos Martínez has gained the award for greatest pictures for his work in Golán.

As for cinema devoted to non-fiction, the silver biznaga for greatest documentary function movie – awarded with 4,000 euros – has gone to Wild, wild, an essay with which Emilio Fonseca delves into the mountains of Galicia and Portugal to trace the presence, and likewise the absence, of the Iberian wolf. The jury has additionally awarded a point out to the movie Until the solar goes outby Jonas Brander, who has gained the silver biznaga for greatest path equally with Carlos Essman, director of Artifact 71. In this part, director Lucija Stojevic has additionally obtained a particular point out for her work on the documentary Pepi Fandango

Finally, within the ZonaZine part, the award for one of the best Spanish movie – value 4,000 euros – went to Litter, by Macu Machín, which has additionally obtained the excellence for greatest path. While, The main tones, by Ingrid Pokropek has been designated as greatest Ibero-American movie, which additionally receives 4,000 euros. Its main actress, Sofia Clausen, has additionally gained the award for greatest feminine efficiency. The subsequent version of the competition, the twenty eighth, might be held between March 14 and 23, 2025.

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