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  • Submitted by: lena campos
  • 08 / 15 / 2012

Habanastation film by Cuban Ian Padrón, and Stories that only exist when they are remembered, by the Brazilian Julia Murat, were the prize winners in the recently concluded 16th Lima Film Festival.

According to Prensa Latina news agency, Murat´s debut received the Spondylus Prize in the Best Fiction category for "the script´s balanced accuracy, impeccable making and the loving gaze with which it portrays characters."

The jury that valued the film merits, was chaired by Venezuelan filmmaker Fina Torres and integrated by Argentinean director Ana Katz, Mexican actress Angelica Aragon, Brazilian critic Jose Carlos Avellar and Peruvian actor Salvador del Solar.

Habanastation deserved the massive public support, with an overwhelming majority vote. The Cuban film was one of the higher number of viewers.

Ambassador of Cuba, Juana Martinez received the award and thanked the Lima public preference for the film, which was made with effort and with totally Cuban resources, without external support in its production.

The jury conferred a special mention to Peruvian film Chicama directed by Omar Forero, for " including documentary images in the film´s fiction narrative."

Carlos Reygadas was awarded in the best director category for the film Post Tenebras Lux, the best actor prize went to Rodrigo Santoro (Hellenic) and Chilean actress Frances Gavilan won the best actress award playing Violeta Parra in the film Violet went to Heaven.

The film The student by Santiago Mitre won the international critics prize while Friends in Australia directed by Everardo González got the prize for best documentary.


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