13. Februar 2011

Agusti Villaronga's "Black Bread" grabbed top kudos, including film, director and actress (Nora Navas) Sunday night at the 25th Spanish Academy Goya Awards, Spain's equivalent to the Oscars.
Javier Bardem took best actor for his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's drama "Biutiful," for which he's also Oscar-nommed.
Villaronga's coming-of-ager "Bread," about a rural lad in Spain's post-Civil War years discovering a world of cruelty, nabbed nine awards out of of a total 14 noms. "Bread" beat Alex de la Iglesia's "The Last Circus," which gathered 15 noms. "Circus" took only makeup and special effects nods.
Other main contenders, Rodrigo Cortes' thriller "Buried" and Iciar Bollain's Bolivian water wars drama "Even the Rain," went home with three kudos each. (…) Germany's Beta Cinema handles "Bread"'s international rights.
A vet radical filmmaker, Villaronga is now prepping a TV miniseries project, produced by Argentina's Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella and Teresa Enrich's Copia Cero about a visit by Eva Peron to Spain in the 1940s during Franco's dictatorship.