the mexican movie Faunaby Nicolas Pereda was awarded the main prize as Best Latin American Film on the 12th edition of the Cinema Tropical Awards.
What is it about Fauna?
The capital filmmaker Nicholas Pereda directs Fauna, a strange film that uses metacinema as a narrative resource to tell us a dramatic comedy that reflects on acting and the culture around drug series.
Luisa and Gabino visit their parents in a mining town in northern Mexico. Paco, Luisa’s boyfriend, arouses the father’s only interest in them by playing the role of a drug dealer. To deal with family tensions, Gabino imagines a parallel reality of detectives and organized crime. A sly and comic take on how violence has seeped into Mexico’s popular imagination.vito).
Fauna It has been recognized at different festivals such as the Mar del Plata Festival where it was nominated for Best Latin American Film. At the San Sebastian International Film Festival he received a nomination for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera award. While at the 2020 Morelia International Film Festival, Nicolás Pereda was recognized with the Eye for Best Direction. Finally, at the Ariel Awards, actor Gabino Rodríguez received a nomination in the category of Best Male Performance.
More winners of the Cinema Tropical Awards
Brazilian filmmaker Madiano Marcheti won the Cinema Tropical Award for Best Director for Madeleine; while the Mexican film All the light we can see, by Pablo Escoto, won the award in the category of Best Fiction First Work.
On the other hand, the award in the Best Documentary category was divided between two films: the Colombian like the sky after rain, of Mercedes Gaviria and the Argentine documentary shards, by Natalia Garayalde.
The jury also awarded the prize for Best US Latino Film to Landfall, by Cecilia Aldarondo and Through the night (Through the Night), from Loire Limbal. It should be remembered that this is the second time that filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo has won the award for Best US Latin American Film. The first time was thanks to her feature debut Memories of Penitent Heart, in 2018.
The Cinema Tropical Awards revealed that all the films considered for this edition have a minimum duration of 60 minutes and were released between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
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