'The prize' by Paula Markovitch, is the most awarded in Ariel 2013
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'The prize' by Paula Markovitch, is the most awarded in Ariel 2013

Mexico City : Mexico | May 29, 2013 at 4:54 AM PDT
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With four awards, the film The award, from the director Paula Markovitch, was the big winner of the 55th Ariel Awards took place Tuesday night in Mexico City.

The co-production between Mexico, Poland and France tells the story of a seven year old girl who must keep a secret. The film won the awards for Best Film, Best Debut, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing delivering the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"Thanks to this country in which I file for 20 years," said the Argentine-born filmmaker to receive the award.

The early and short life Sabina Rivas , Luis Mandoki, and The Fantastic World of John Orol , Sebastian del Amo , won three awards each.

Mandoki's film stood out for Best Female coacting to Angelina Peláez and Best Special Effects and Best Art Design. Meanwhile, Del Amo tape won Best Actor awards for Roberto Sosa, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design.

The Ariel Best Director went to Rodrigo Pla for his third feature, The Delay , who also won in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay, written by his wife Laura Santullo.

Ursula Pruneda received the award for Best Actress for her role in The Dream of Lu and Daniel Giménez Cacho Best male coaction by Colosio assassination. Est to film also won for Best Makeup.

Giménez Cacho also received the award for Best Latin American Film byWhite , Paul Berger, to which outperformed the Chilean No , Pablo Larraín.

The category for Best Animated Short Film won The wheel , Castañeda Karla, while the award for Best Short Film went to The Tiricia or how to cure sadness , of Angels Cross.

When the wound is kept open won Best Documentary Short, one of the activists who appears in the film thanked the director for "make visible the reality of Mexico".

The film addresses the conflict of 2006 in San Salvador Atenco, State of Mexico, where federal and local police clashed with villagers. Several of the demonstrators denounced abuses by the authorities.

Everardo González earned his third Ariel for Best Documentary Feature for Friends of Australia , a film that portrays the problem of water in a village in northern Mexico.

Tributes to national cinema icons

The moment I opened the tributes Jaime Humberto Hermosillo director who received the Medal Salvador Toscano.

"This medal means a lot of hands to help me out of the digital trench where I was many years on bread and water," said the director of The Task, who plans to bring more films to 35mm.

The first Ariel de Oro for the evening was for the filmmaker Rafael Corkidi, known also for his work as a photographer in the films surreal and controversial as Alejandro Jodorowsky Fando y Lis , El Topo and The Holy Mountain .

"I never left the theater, I left the system, the system never loved me," said Corkidi to applause from the audience.

Later, the actor Mario Almada, with a career spanning more than 200 films, and actress of the golden age of Mexican cinema, Columba Dominguez, received the same award.

rana1985 is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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