Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen speaking at the Spanish Goya Film Awards in Seville on February 11, 2023. His film As bestas won a total of nine statuettes.
Valencia – As bestas directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen won the Goya Spanish Film Awards. The suspenseful story about the hardships of a French married couple who move to the Spanish countryside won a total of nine statuettes. It won in the categories of best film, direction, cinematography, editing or original screenplay, among others. Five statuettes were awarded to the film Modelo 77, a 1970s prison drama. The Spanish newspaper El País reported on this year's Goya award winners.
According to the newspaper El País, the Spanish film awards are famous for the length of the gala evening, this year it was three hours and 18 minutes. The program was also extended to commemorate the Spanish director Carlos Saura, who died on Friday.
The award for best actress in a leading role goes to Laia Costa for the film Lullaby (Cinco lobitos). For her performance in the same film, Susi Sánchez received the award for best supporting actress.
The actors of the film As bestas won the award for best male acting in a leading and supporting role, which was won by Frenchman Denis Ménochet, who played the central character, and Luis Zahera.
The Goya award for the best Latin American film goes to Argentina, 1985, based on real events about the daring investigation of the crimes of the military junta. The best animated film is called Unicorns Vs. bears (Unicorn Wars), the worst documentary is Labordeta, un hombre sin más about the singer José Antonio Labordeto.
Surprisingly, the film Alcarr?s by Carla Simónová, which won the Golden Bear for the best film at the festival, does not take home any prize in Berlin.
The Goya Awards are awarded by the Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematography in three dozen categories, and its laureates receive a bronze bust of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya.