'The forgetfulness that we will be' and 'Patria' triumph at the Platino Awards for Ibero-American audiovisuals

The Colombian film The forgetfulness that we will be, by Fernando Trueba, and the series Patria, led by Aitor Gabilondo for HBO, They have been the winners of the eighth edition of the Platinum Awards, awarded by Ibero-American film and television producers. The forgetfulness that we will be, which adapts the novel by Héctor Abad Faciolince and describes the writer’s relationship with his father, Dr. Héctor Abad, who won the awards for best film, director, actor protagonist —Javier Cámara—, script (David Trueba was in charge of the adaptation of the book) and art direction (Diego López). She competed for La llorona, by Jayro Bustamante, who finally won only three more technical awards: editing (by Bustamante and Gustavo Matheu), sound (Eduardo Cáceres) and photography (Nicolás Wong). La llorona deserved more awards.

The rest of the film awards went to Candela Peña (The wedding of Rosa), as the leading actress; Nathalie Poza (Rosa’s wedding), as a supporting actress, and Alfredo Castro (The prince), also in a supporting role. Platinum for the best original music went to the soundtrack of Akelarre, composed by Aránzazu Calleja and Maite Arroitajauregi. The Spanish Las chicas, by Pilar Palomero, won the award for best first film. The documentary The Topo Agent, co-production of five countries, directed by the Chilean Maite Alberdi, won the prizes for the best documentary and for cinema and education in values. Finally, La gallina Turuleca, the Spanish-Argentine co-production directed by Víctor Monigote and Eduardo Gondell, triumphed in animated film.

On television, Patria, from HBO Spain and Alea Media, which adapts the novel by Fernando Aramburu, won the Platinum Award for best series, creator —Aitor Gabilondo—, leading actress —Elena Irureta— and secondary actress – Loreto Mauleón. In the male acting awards, the winners were the Colombians Andrés Parra, as the protagonist, and Cristian Tappan, as secondary, for The Theft of the Century.

Trailer of the series ‘Patria’.

The award of honor was received by the actor and director Diego Luna, who made an inclusive speech of gratitude and asked, first, not to be forget the pandemic and the lessons that can be drawn from it, and second, that Latin American cinema does not imitate other industries, but instead commits to its own narratives for a different and special audience: the Ibero-American.

In the stalls, social distance and capacity control were maintained due to the covid – 19, at a gala presented by Juana Acosta and Luis Gerardo Méndez, full of musical numbers that slowed down the already indolent rhythm. The ceremony, the eighth edition of the Platinum Awards, was held at the Ifema Municipal Conference Center, on the outskirts of Madrid, with a kilometer-long red carpet located on the third floor of the building. The previous installment was broadcast on his YouTube channel, in June 2020, at the end of the confinement, and in it they swept the cinema Pain and glory and on television La casa de papel. Los Platino – promoted by the Spanish company Egeda (Entity for the Management of Rights of Audiovisual Producers) together with Fipca (Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers), and with the support of Ibero-American film academies and institutes – gather, since its first edition in 2014, the talents of the cinematographies of the 23 Ibero-American countries, and in this edition 22 awards.

According to data provided by Egeda, the cinematographic activity in 2020 decreased by 80% compared to 2019 in Latin America, for ticket sales. The global average reduction in theater attendance in 2020 was one 71,5%. On the other hand, fiction on Ibero-American televisions remains in figures similar to those of the pre-pandemic years: they suppose, in time, the 26, 5% of the total issue. In the case of premiere fictions of the decade 2010 – 2019, the countries that lead the strip are Mexico (1. 250 titles, 103. 819 emissions and 80. 470 hours), Brazil (823 Titles, 50.691 emissions and 40. 249 hours) and Colombia (598 Titles, 42.157 emissions and 34.726 hours).

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