The Colombian movie “The forgetfulness that we will be“, The film adaptation of the novel by Héctor Abad Faciolince, was the great winner in the Platinum Awards, while the series “Homeland”Was imposed in the television sections.
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Directed by the Spanish director Fernando Trueba, the Colombian film won five of the eleven awards to which it aspired, including best film, best direction and best screenplay, an award that went to the director’s brother, David Trueba.
“This film would not be here if Héctor Abad had not written this wonderful book,” said Fernando Trueba during the gala held at the IFEMA conference center in Madrid.
The film and the book tell the story of the Colombian doctor Héctor Abad Gómez, father of the writer, delving into the political violence in Colombia in the 70s and 80s.
For his portrayal of Héctor Abad Gómez, Spanish actor Javier Cámara received Platinum for best male performance.
“There are incredible actors in Colombia but Héctor Abad decided that he was like his dad. It’s crazy that I said yes ”to the character, said Cámara.
In this 8th edition of the Platinum Awards, which reward the most outstanding of the audiovisual world in Spain and Latin America, the Spanish Candela Peña won the award for the best female performance, for her role in “Rosa’s wedding”.
In the technical sections, the Guatemalan “La Llorona”, a modern reinterpretation of the fearsome creature of Jayro Bustamante’s Latin American folklore, won the awards for best photography, montage and sound.
At the television awards, the series “Patria”, the series about the repercussions on Basque society of the violence of the armed separatist band ETA, had a great night.
The production, which won the award for best TV series of the year, best television creation and best leading and supporting actress, is inspired by the bestselling book of the same name by writer Fernando Aramburu.
“It was time to be able to tell and talk about these issues that cause us so much pain. The wounds are still open, they are going to heal and I hope that this series and other films will help coexistence in my land ”, the Basque Country, said Aitor Gabilondo, executive producer and scriptwriter of the series.
The Platinum Awards ceremony was once again in-person, after the awards were announced on YouTube in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
It was conducted by the Colombian-Spanish actress Juana Acosta and the Mexican interpreter Luis Gerardo Méndez, and featured the performances of several musicians, including the Californian Becky G, the Puerto Rican Pedro Capó and the Venezuelan Carlos Baute and the Uruguayan Natalia Oreiro in duet .
The honor award went to Mexican star Diego Luna, a “key figure in Ibero-American culture due to his importance in Hollywood and commercial cinema,” the organization said.
“We have to achieve that the distances between our industries are shortened (…) No one better than us to talk about our context. Let’s own that narrative and, please, let’s not emulate what other industries and markets have done, let’s invent our own, let’s trust our talent, ”Luna said.
The Platino Awards are promoted by the Spanish Entity for the Management of Rights of Audiovisual Producers (EGEDA), the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA) and the Ibero-American Film Academies and Institutes.
Since it made its debut in 2014 in Panama, this contest has been held annually and alternately in Spain and Latin America.
With information from AFP