Magazine article Screen International

'Truman' Crowned at Spain's Goya Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Truman' Crowned at Spain's Goya Awards

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Truman, the sensitive buddy dramedy directed by Cesc Gay, was the big winner at the Spanish Film Academy's Goyas on Saturday night [Feb 6] in Madrid.

The film, an Imposible Films, Truman Film AIE and BD Cine production, took five big prizes home: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (which was written by Gay and long-time friend and co-writer Tomas Aragay) and Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara, respectively.

Argentinian star Darin (The Secret In Their Eyes) and Camara (Talk To Her), one of Pedro Almodovar's regulars, jointly won the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival last September, where the film premiered to strong reviews.

Truman was one of the big favourites going into the Madrid ceremony. Its competitors for Best Film: Nobody Wants The Night, A Perfect Day and The Bride all went home with prizes too.

Last year's Berlinale opening film, Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants The Night, took Best Production Design, Best Music, Best Make Up and Best Costume for the North Pole drama starring Juliette Binoche.

Binoche, who attended the ceremony and was sitting beside Tim Robbins, the star of Fernando Leon de Aranoa's A Perfect Day, was nominated for Best Actress but it was newcomer Natalia de Molina who took the Goya home for that. A truly surprised De Molina, an actress discovered by David Trueba in Living Is Easy With Your Eyes Closed, won for Techo Y Comida (Food), a drama about a mother trying to survive in the context of the Spanish economic crisis. …

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