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Our cinema reaches new heights
One thing is clear from the 8th Edition of the PLATINO Awards (known in Spanish as Premios PLATINO del Cine Iberoamericano) held in Madrid between the 30th of September and the 3rd of October: our talent is flying higher than ever. Fasten your seatbelts because this has only just begun!
Finally, after months of online gatherings and virtual galas, Madrid celebrated the 8th Edition of the PLATINO Awards on the 30th of September. This celebration brought together representatives from the sector face to face again and allowed them to strengthen professional and personal ties, essential to continue developing and promoting our audiovisual industry. “The Awards are an opportunity to get together with colleagues that we haven’t seen in person for a long time. Because we’re storytellers, we need to see, touch, look at each other...”, declares actress Belén Rueda.
“Having awards that place value and importance on everything going on in Ibero-American TV and film is crucial. This generates business, gatherings, seeing each other... Even work. This is all immensely valuable”, declares actress Juana Acosta, the gala’s presenter.
Belén Rueda: “Because we’re storytellers, we need to see, touch, look at each other...”
The festival has brought to light not only the richness and diversity of Ibero-American talent, but the unique identity and increasing quality that our film industry is achieving. The grand finale was the gala celebrated on the 3rd, hosted by actors Juana Acosta and Luis Gerardo Méndez, where Forgotten We’ll Be, by Fernando Trueba, and the series Patria were the big winners.
“In my life, I’ve filmed in wonderful places... I’m a selfish person and like to enjoy life, which is why I always try to make films with wonderful people, in wonderful places, and for shooting to be as wonderful as possible”, confesses film director Fernando Trueba.
Gemma Juncà: “Now, when we’ve realised how important it is to be connected, it’s time for talent to take flight again”
The day before, Iberia once again handed out the Audience Awards, which this time went to La Llorona, by director Jayro Bustamante, for best film; Someone Has To Die, by Manolo Caro, for best series; María Mercedes Coroy, for best actress for her role in La Llorona; Diego Peretti (The Heist of the Century), for best actor; Cecilia Suárez (The House of Flowers), for best actress in a series; and Álvaro Morte (Money Heist), for best actor in a series.
“Now, after the pandemic, when we’ve realised how important it is to be connected, when we’ve felt so limited, it’s time for talent to take flight again”, declares Gemma Juncà, Global Marketing & Brand Director at Iberia.