'Incident Light' Tops Argentina's Academy Awards

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival
'Incident Light'

Ariel Rotter's TIFF entry took home six Sur awards, including for best film, director and cinematography.

Ariel Rotter's Incident Light was the big winner at the Sur Awards, the Argentine equivalent of the Oscars, which were announced Tuesday night at a ceremony in Buenos Aires.

Set in 1960s Argentina and starring Erica Rivas (Wild Tales), the film depicts a young widow, struggling to raise her twin daughters, who accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.

Incident Light, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, picked up six trophies, including for best film and director (Ariel Rotter), as well as best cinematography, editing, breakthrough performance by an actor (Marcelo Subiotto) and art direction.

Lorena Munoz's I Am Gilda, a biopic of popular Argentine singer Gilda, grabbed five awards, including for best actress in a leading role for Natalia Oreiro (Clandestine Childhood, The German Doctor).

Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat's Venice entry The Distinguished Citizen took two best actor prizes: for leading role (Oscar Martinez) and supporting role (Dady Brieva), as well as best original script.

Full awards list:

Best Film
Incident Light – Ariel Rotter

Best Director
Incident Light – Ariel Rotter

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Oscar Martínez – The Distinguished Citizen

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Natalia Oreiro – I Am Gilda

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Dady Brieva – The Distinguished Citizen

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Pilar Gamboa – Cómo funcionan casi todas las cosas

Best Original Script
Andrés Duprat – The Distinguished Citizen

Best Adapted Script
Francisco Márquez y Andrea Testa – The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Marcelo Subiotto – Incident Light

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
Verónica Gerez – Cómo funcionan casi todas las cosas

Best Cinematography
Guillermo Nieto – Incident Light

Best Art Direction
Ailí Chen – Incident Light

Best Costume Design
Julio Suárez – I Am Gilda

Best Make Up
Alberto Moccia – I Am Gilda

Best Documentary
El Francesito – Miguel Kohan

Best Sound Design
Leandro de Loredo – I Am Gilda

Best Editing
Eliane Katz – Incident Light

Best Original Score
Pedro Onetto – I Am Gilda

Best Opera Prima
Cómo funcionan casi todas las cosas – Fernando Salem