Playa del Carmen.-The Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, director of the Oscar «Roma», won this Sunday the Platinum Award for Best Direction in the sixth edition of these awards of the Ibero-American Cinema, held in the Mayan Riviera of the Mexican Caribbean. The director of the film was unable to attend the gala, but in his name the producer Gabriela Rodríguez thanked the distinction and participation of actors Yalitza Aparico, Marina de Tavira-both nominated for Best female performance-and Jorge Guerrero, all of them Present at the ceremony. Cuarón, who won the Oscar in the best direction thanks to «Roma», competed this time with the Spaniard Javier Fesser («Champions»), the Uruguayan Álvaro Brechner («The Night of 12 Years») and Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra («Birds of Summer»). » Rome «, an autobiographical film by Cuarón, portrays the life of a Mexican middle-class family in the 1970 and the relationship she has with her home employee, Cleo, an indigenous woman interpreted by the acclaimed Yalitza Aparicio.
Alfonso Cuarón wins platinum for Best Latin American director Photo: AP
Cuarón’s work won this year the Oscars for Best foreign film, best photography and best direction, consolidating the recognition and success of Mexican directors in the American Awards.
The film has also been recognized in the Baftas, the Goyas, the Golden Globes and the Venice Festival. Five years ago, Cuarón made history in the cinema as the first Hispanic director to achieve an Oscar, for «Gravity». Rome «is an absolutely personal project, shot in black and white, in Spanish and Mixteco, with performers mostly beginners and circling up to the furniture of his parents who sheltered his childhood. If «Gravity» was a story in the Style ‘ Hollywood ‘ starring stars of the likes of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, «Rome» is the opposite.
Cuarón overturned in «Rome» the memories of his childhood in this neighborhood of Mexico City, Colonia Roma, with a lot of social background, but especially sentimental. The 6TH edition of the Platinum Awards for Ibero-American cinema takes place at the Gran Tlachco Theatre of the Xcaret Ecotourism Park, located in the Mayan Riviera of the Mexican Caribbean, which hosts these awards for the second consecutive year. » Rome «was a favorite with nine nominations.
The Mexican film competes with the Spanish «champions», the Uruguayan «The night of 12 years» and the Colombian «summer birds, whose directors-Javier Fesser, Álvaro Brechner and Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra-are also nominated. Platinum is promoted by the Audiovisual producers ‘ Rights Management Entity (Egeda), together with the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual producers (FIPCA), and they aim to promote Ibero-American cinema.
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