Colombian Film Obtains Highest Number of Platinum Awards


The Colombian film ”El abrazo de la serpiente” (”The embrace of the snake”) won seven Platinum Awards on Monday, including for the best Ibero-American fiction film, at the gala held at the Convention Center in this city.

The Argentinian-Venezuelan co-production, directed by Colombian Ciro Guerra, received awards in the categories of Director, Original Music, Film Editing, Photography, Sound and Art Direction.

In addition to this film, ‘Ixcanul’, from Guatemala; the Argentinian-Spanish co-production ‘El clan’, the Chilean ‘The Club’, and ‘Truman’, from Spain, were competing for the title of best film production during the third edition of the Platinum Awards.

The Argentinian Guillermo Francella was awarded for the best male performance for his role in ‘El clan’, while Argentinian actress Dolores Fonzi was selected as the best female performer for her performance in Argentinian-Brazilian co-production ‘Paulina’.

In the category of best screenplay the winners were Pablo Larrain, Guillermo Calderon and Daniel Villalobos, for the screenplay of ‘El Club’, directed by Larrain.

The Platinum Award for best animation production went to the Spanish film ‘Atrapa la bandera’ (‘Capture the Flag’), by Enrique Gato; while the Chilean ‘El botón de nácar’ (‘The Nacre Button’), directed by Patricio Guzman, was named best documentary.

‘Ixcanul’, by Jayro Bustamante, received the best Opera Prima Award, and the Brazilian film ‘¿Que horas ela volta?’ (‘At What time Does She Come Back?), by Anna Muylaert, won the Platinum Award for Film and Education in Values.

The Platinum Award of Honor of the Latin American Film Industry went to the Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin.

The Audience Awards were obtained by the film ‘Ixcanul’, Darin for his performance in ‘Truman’, and Penelope Cruz for her role in ‘Ma Ma’.

826 audiovisual productions, premiered in 2015, competed in the third edition of the Platinum Awards, representing 23 countries. Twenty-six of the premiered films reached the finals.

The Fourth Edition of the Platinum Awards will take place next year in Madrid, Spain, announced Luis Cueto, coordinator of the Madrid Town Hall, during the awards gala.

Source: Prensa Latina

Author: Hassan Khazaal

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