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SEVILLE (Reuters) – The Spanish movie academy’s Goya Awards paid tribute on Saturday to the late Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, whereas French actress Juliette Binoche picked up a global honorary award.
Saura, who died on Friday aged 91, had been because of obtain the academy’s honorary Goya Award on the annual ceremony.
It was awarded posthumously, and to applause his widow Eulalia Ramón learn out Saura’s personal phrases, written earlier than his dying: “I’m sorry I can’t be with you”.
The filmaker was credited with main the awakening of Spain’s artwork cinema after a long time of fascist dictatorship below Francisco Franco.
“As Bestas”, which is Galician for “The Beasts” and is a tense thriller, received 9 accolades together with for finest movie, director, actor and music.
Spanish film star Penelope Cruz was nominated for finest supporting actress for her position in “En Los Margenes”, a movie about housing issues. The class was received by Susi Sanchez for her position in “Lullaby”.
(Reporting by Graham Keeley, Elena Rodriguez, Marcelo del Pozo; Modifying by Frances Kerry)