The film ‘Dolor y Gloria’, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, received the award for best Ibero-American fiction film yesterday at the VII edition of the Xcaret Platinum Awards, held through YouTube due to the global coronavirus pandemic. During a reading of winners full of nostalgia for the face-to-face galas of past editions and with a fast pace without applause or emotional speeches, the Spanish productions have taken the recognition of this celebration to the union of Ibero-American cinema.
The production has been crowned as the winning film of the day with statuettes in the sections of best film, direction, script, male performer (Antonio Banderas), original music and editing direction.
Pedro Almodóvar’s name was repeated twice: for best direction and best script. The filmmaker adds these awards to the one he already got in 2017, when he won the Platinum award for best direction for ‘Julieta’.
Along with ‘Dolor y gloria’, they competed for this ‘A invisible life’ award (Brazil, Germany), ‘La trinchera infinita’, directed by Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi, José Mari Goenaga, and ‘Monos’, a co-production between Colombia , Argentina, Holland, Germany, Uruguay, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.
Starring Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano –and with the special collaboration of Penélope Cruz–, the film was nominated for best international film at the Oscars and won seven of the 15 awards for which it opted in the Goya Awards.
‘Dolor y gloria’ reviews the best and worst moments of Almodóvar’s own life, emphasizing those that are part of the director’s imagination.
The Spanish series ‘La casa de papel’ won the award for best Ibero-American film miniseries. She also added the awards for best male performance in a series for Álvaro Morte and best female acting performance in a series for Alba Flores.