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20 Edition

17 to 26 March 2017

The Málaga Festival's constant construction of bridges towards Latin American cinematography was culminated in its twentieth edition, in which the contest began with its opening ceremony. A new roadmap including in its Official Section all the cinema "in Spanish". With this change, Málaga went from This led to becoming an international festival and a meeting place for productions from more than twenty countries, with almost 560 million people united by a common language and culture.

Thus, the list of winners at the Málaga Festival delivered 2000s. This year, for the first time, two Golden Biznagas were awarded, one for the best Spanish film and the other for the best Ibero-American film, and the tributes section highlighted the award. the talent of Argentine actor Leonardo Sbaraglia received the Málaga Award for his career on both shores of the Atlantic. For its part, the particular look of the Chilean director Claudia Llosa received a lot of attention. the Eloy de la Iglesia Award this year.

The celebration of the twentieth birthday of the Málaga Festival kicked off with a bang. with the projection of ‘El bar’, by Álex de la Iglesia, and with an opening gala attended by some of the illustrious names that were recognized by the Málaga festival in its first two débuts. fallen, such as Carlos Saura, Julio Medem, Fernando Colomo, Imanol Arias, Isaki Lacuesta, Pablo Berger, Paz Vega or Santi Amodeo.

The Malaga accent could not be missing in this very special edition, in which Antonio Banderas received the award. an Honorary Biznaga in recognition of his career and the actress Fiorella Faltoyano was distinguished with the Ciudad del Paraíso Award. The local flavor was also very present in the Official Section, where it was possible to enjoy the premieres of ‘El interchange’, the crazy comedy by Ignacio Nacho, and ‘Sir, give me patience’, by Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo from Fuengirola.

‘Summer 1993’, by Carla Simñon, was the winner of the Golden Biznaga for best Spanish feature film, while the Cuban film ‘       Fernando Pérez, achieved the the Golden Biznaga for the best Ibero-American feature film, as well as the Audience Award and the Best Supporting Actress Award (Gabriela Ramos).

‘I don’t know. say goodbye’, by Lino Escalera, was the feature film that won the most awards, winning the Special Jury Award for Best Actress (Nathalie Poza), Best Supporting Actor (Juan Diego) and Best script.

Colombian filmmaker Víctor Gaviria was recognized as best director for the film ‘La mujer del animal’, a film that also won the award for best editing, and Leonardo Sbaraglia, who already had in To his credit with the Málaga Award of this edition, he was recognized as best actor for his role in ‘El otro hermano’.

‘Selfie’, by Víctor García Leñon, was the film awarded the Critics Award at the twentieth Malaga Festival, which was awarded by the International Film Festival. The Ricardo Franco Prize was awarded to the make-up specialist Sylvie Imbert and dedicated a his retrospective on Fernando León de Aranoa.

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El malagueño Antonio Banderas recibió una Biznaga Honorífica en reconocimiento a su trayectoria 

La imponente alfombra roja del vigésimo Festival de Málaga 

El actor argentino Leonardo Sbaraglia posa junto al monolito del Premio Málaga 

María Pedraza, Esteban Crespo y Pol Monen posan en el photocall de la película ‘Amar’ 

La actriz Miriam Giovanelli haciéndose fotografías en la alfombra roja  

La especialista en maquillaje Sylvie Imbert agradece al certamen la concesión del Premio Ricardo Franco 

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