Mexican film Desert, the Best of Fiction

In the awards gala celebrated this Thursday in the Charles Chaplin cinema, the public opinion prize was also announced, granted to Ya no es antes, by Cuban Lester Hamlet

By: Alejandro A. Madorrán Durán

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2016-12-22 | 12:33:26 EST

December 17, 2016 0:17:41 CDT

The big winner of this 38th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, with the Coral Prize for Best Fiction Film and Best Original Music, was the film Desierto by Mexican director Jonás Cuarón. Although in numbers the Brazilian film  Aquarius, by Kleber Mendonça Filho, was the most crowned with Best Female Performance for Sonia Braga, and the Fipresci and Signis awards.

In the awards gala celebrated this Thursday in the Charles Chaplin film theatre, the expected public opinion prize was granted to Ya no es antes, by Cuban Lester Hamlet, a film starring Luis Alberto García, who won the men's performance award.

Últimos días en La Habana (T he last days in Havana), byCuban Fernando Perez (Special Jury Prize and Best Sound), and the Chilean film Neruda by Pablo Larraín (Artistic Direction and Edition) were also awarded with laurels.

In the category of Opera Prima the Argentinean film El invierno (the winter), by Emiliano Torres, was recognized whereas for Colombia La mujer del animal (The woman of the animal), by Víctor Gaviria, obtained the Best Direction.

The awards in the short films, documentary feature and animation were given to Madre , by Simón Mesa; El viento sabe que vuelvo a casa, The wind knows I'm coming home, by José Luis Torres; and Ex aequo corp, by Pablo Polledri; respectively.

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