Goya Awards with 16 nominees for Best Ibero American Film

Goya Awards with 16 nominees for Best Ibero American Film

The Spanish Film Academy announced today that 16 films will be the nominees for the best Ibero-American film at the 37th Goya Awards, to be held in Seville on February 11th.

The awards gala will be held next year in the capital of Andalusia and in the section of Iberoamerican films stands out the Chilean 1976 by Manuela Martelli, known to the foreign press with his performance in Machuca, Glauber Rocha Award at the Havana Festival, sponsored by the Agencia Prensa latina

Also nominated are the documentary Barely the sun by Arami Ulllón; Argentina has chosen the feature film by Santiago Miter, Argentina, 1985.

Curiously and purely coincidentally, Martelli (1976) and Miter (1985) treat passages from the bloody dictatorships that shook Chile and Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s.

Bosc, by Alicia Cano Menoni, in documentary format, is the candidate from Uruguay; while the bet of the Dominican Republic is Carajita, signed by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra.

In addition, in the fight for the Goya, Clara Sola, by Costa Rican Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Clara Sola; the Guatemalan documentary by Anaïs Taracena, Silence of the Mole; Colombian Andrés Ramírez Pulido with La pack; the Peruvian Javier Fuentes, with the best families; and Ecuadorian Javier Andrade, invisible with Lo.

Brazil comes with Marighella by Wagner Moura; Mexico does it with Tatiana Huezo’s Night of Fire; Portugal, Nothing Ever Happened, by Goncalo Galvao Teles; and Venezuela One Way, by Carlos Daniel Malavé.

Plaza Catedral (Panama), by Abner Benaim; and Utama (Bolivia) by Alejandro Loayza Grisi complete the Goya nominations.

These 16 films will be shown in the Academy’s cinema from October 4, with sessions open to academics and the general public.