Post Mortem and El Premio among awards

MUMBAI: Pablo Larrain‘s Post Mortem and Paula Markovitch‘s El Premio have shared top honors at the 26th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Winner of best Ibero-American picture, Post Mortem is the third feature of the Chilean writer-director. Set against the background of Chile‘s 1973 military coup, the film centers on a twisted love story between a morgue clerk and an aging dancer. 

Funny Balloons handles international sales for the Chile-Mexico-Germany co-production.

El Premio, aka The Prize took away the prize for best Mexican film. The film is the story of a mother and daughter who must go into hiding during Argentina‘s dirty war era.

El Premio had it worldwide premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year where it won two Silver Bears for outstanding artistic achievement in camera work and production design.

The film is Argentine-born writer-director Markovitch‘s first feature. Other awards handed out include the best director award for Fernando Leon de Aranoa‘s Spanish drama Amador and Mexican director Odin Salazar‘s Burros (Donkeys). Los Inadapatados (The Misfits), a comedy featuring segments from four different directors, bagged the audience award.

In the documentary section, Patricio Guzman‘s critically acclaimed Nostalgia de la Luz (Nostalgia for the Light) got an award in the Ibero-American category while director Jacaranda Correa‘s Morir de Pie (Die Standing Up) came out on top among the Mexican documentaries.

For best first fiction work, the juries chose to honour Sergio Teubal‘s dark comedy El Dedo (The Finger) for the Ibero-America section and Iria Gomez‘s Asalto al Cine (The Cinema Hold Up) for the Mexican competition.

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