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Two hotly-favored competitors frontrunners, Spain’s motherhood-focused “Lullaby” and “Utama,” shot on an awe-inspiring Bolivian Altiplano, swept the board at a historic, twenty fifth Málaga Movie Pageant which mentioned loads concerning the present state of the Spanish movie business.

Working March 18-26, the Pageant proved a vibrant affair, galvanised by renewed curiosity within the Spanish cinema after a buoyant reception for its main motion pictures at Berlin, in addition to the enjoyment of proving the primary time many business attendees had seen one another in particular person in two years and backing from Spain’s AVS Hub plan for a vastly bigger business presence.

In Alauda Ruiz de Azúa’s “Lullaby,” coming after Sundance hit “Piggy” and Carla Simón’s Berlin Golden Bear triumph “Alcarrás,” Spain would look to have a 3rd artwork pic breakout in simply the primary three months of 2022, all pushed by a younger technology of ladies cineastes, administrators and producers. Carlota Pereda’s “Piggy” makes use of fairly brilliantly a plus-size lady’s complicity with a serial killer to power residence to audiences the terrifying hatred inspiredly bullying. “Lullaby” is way nearer in mould to “Alcarrás,” as a younger mom retreats to her household residence on the Basque coast, discovering a brand new understanding along with her as soon as censorial mom.

Acclaimed at Málaga for its authenticity of element – psychological, of place, and household energy dynamics – “Lullaby” scored 4 massive predominant competitors prizes – finest Spanish image, actress for each protagonists, screenplay and, crucially for its business prospects, Malaga’s Viewers Awards. It additionally stopped 4 non-official awards.

Confirming that breakout artwork movies can nonetheless do the enterprise overseas, Latido introduced at Málaga first gross sales on “Lullaby” to China (Huanxi Media), in addition to Movie Cease for the Baltic States and Fortunate Canines for Scandinavia. Conversations are superior for offers with Germany, former-Yugoslavia and Poland, mentioned Juan Torres at gross sales agent Latido Movies.

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A recognized amount, having scored this 12 months’s Sundance World Cinematic Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, Bolivian Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s “Utama” nonetheless surprised for its novel method to local weather change, charting its influence on the lifetime of an aged couple the Bolivian Altiplano.

Utilizing huge widescreen photographs of barren, parched landscapes – “We didn’t need to make a ‘Nationwide Geographic’ cowl,” the director mentioned at Málaga – the film proves emotionally involving in its portrait of the couple clinging on to a life regardless of draught and sickness, which is their very own and decided to dwell it out with dignity.

Prizes served to shine the sunshine on some acclaimed highlights at Málaga: “The Gigantes,” a Baja California-set feminine friendship story from Spanish maverick Beatriz Sánchis (“They Are All Useless”); Leonardo Sbaraglia’s tearaway perf in Argentine Leonardo Brzezicki’s “Virtually in Love”; and Nicolás Poblete, delivering arguably probably the most highly effective of confessions in Matías Bize’s “Personal Messages.”

Anaïs Taracena gained finest doc characteristic for “El Silencio del Topo,” a tribute to Elías Barahona, a poet and journalist who served as a press attaché to Donando Álvarez Ruíz – Guatemalan inside minister over 1978-82, now charged with crimes in opposition to humanity – utilizing his insider’s data to save lots of the lives of dozens of activists opposing the countrys heinous authorities. 40 years later his heroism is lastly celebrated.

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Golden Biznaga, Spanish Image
“Lullaby,” (Alauda Ruiz de Azúa)

Golden Biznaga, Latin American Image
“Utama,” (Alejandro Loayza Grisi)

Silver Biznaga, Particular Jury Prize
“My Vacancy and I,” (Adrián Silvestre)

Particular Point out
“The Gigantes,” (Beatriz Sanchis)

Silver Biznaga, Director

Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Silver Biznaga ‘Lodge AC Palace,’ Finest Actress
Laia Costa y Susi Sánchez, (“Lullaby”)

Silver Biznaga ‘Lodge AC Palace,’ Finest Actor
Leonardo Sbaraglia, (“Virtually in Love”)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Actress
Debora Maria da Silva, (“A mãe”)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Actor

Nicolás Poblete, (“Personal Messages”)

Unique Screenplay

Aldua Ruiz de Azúa

Silver Biznaga, Unique Rating

Cergio Prudencio, (“Utama”)

Silver Biznaga, Cinematography
Nicolás Wong Díaz, (“The Gigantes”)

Silver Biznaga, Put up Manufacturing
Rodrigo Saquel, (“Personal Messages”)

Silver Biznaga, Critics Award

Silver Biznaga, Viewers Award ‘Flixolé’.

“Lullaby,” (Alauda Ruiz de Azúa)


Silver Biznaga, Finest Spanish Image
“Locations The place We’ve By no means Been,” (Roberto Pérez Toledo)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Iberoamerican Image
“Mostro,” (José Pablo Escamilla)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Director

Meritxell Colell, (“Duo”)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Actress

Milena Smit y Olivia Baglivi, (“Libélulas”)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Actor

Pepe Ocio y Sergio Torrico, (“Locations The place We’ve By no means Been”)

Silver Biznaga, Viewers Award

“Libélulas,” (Luc Knowles)


Silver Biznaga, Documental Characteristic
“El Silencio del Topo,” (Anaïs Taracena)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Documentary Path
“La visita y un jardín secreto,” (Irene M. Borrego)

“Delia,” (Victoria Pena)

Silver Biznaga, Finest Documentary Path
“La visita y un jardín secreto,” (Irene M. Borrego)

Jury Particular Point out
“Memória Sufocada,” (Gabriel Di Giacomo)

Silver Biznaga, Viewers Award
“La visita y un jardín secreto,” (Irene M. Borrego)

Particular Jury Point out
“Balika,” (Aitor Sánchez y Lander Ibarretxe)

“Delia,” (Victoria Pena)

Silver Biznaga, Viewers Award ‘Plus Málaga’ Part
“Presque,” (Bernard Campan, Alexandre Jollien)


Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights
“Daida Again To The Ocean,” (Pablo Ramírez Bolaños)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights Jury Award
“Las cartas perdidas,” (Amparo Climent)

Particular Point out, Supporting Girls’s Rights
“Sorda,” (Nuria Muñoz-Ortín, Eva Libertad)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights Documentary
“As soon as Upon a Place,” (Celia Novis)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights Fiction Characteristic
“Llana negra,” (Elisabet Terri)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights Costume Design
Susana Guerrero Núñez, (“Los elegidos”)

Particular Jury Point out
“Nunca te dejaré sola,” (Mireia Noguera)

Silver Biznaga, Supporting Girls’s Rights Viewers Award

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