'Tony Manero' tops Habana awards
Festival's special jury prize goes to 'Leonera'Pablo Larrain's "Tony Manero," a Chilean drama about a murderous thug and nightclub performer who loves "Saturday Night Fever," was awarded top prize in the 30th annual Habana Film Festival on Friday.
The runner-up in the fest's juried Coral Awards was "Linha de Passe," a Brazilian soccer drama co-directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas. The Cuban drama "El Cuerno de la Abundancia," helmed by Juan Carlos Tabio, took third place in the feature-film category.
A special jury award was presented to Pablo Trapero's Argentine women's prison drama "Leonera." "La Buena Vida" -- a series of dramatic vignettes by Chilean filmmaker Andreas Wood -- copped a jury honorable mention.
The Havana festival, also known as the International Festibval of New Latin Aerican Cinema, began Dec. 2. The festival's noncompetition programming featured a special screening of Steven Soderbergh's "Che" and a retrospective of the work of British director Mike Leigh, who attended the fest.
The fest attracts massive support from local moviegoers, in addition to regional filmmakers, and additional screenings of fest winners were planned for theaters throughout Havana on Saturday and Sunday.
A list of winners in additional categories follows:
"Tierra y Pan," Carlos Armella, Mexico
"Hoy No Estoy," Gustavo Taretto, Argentina
"Tony Manero," Pablo Larrain, Chile
"Linha de Passe," Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Brasil
"El Cuerno de la Abundancia," Juan Carlos Tabio, Cuba
Special jury award
"Leonera," Pablo Trapero, Argentina
"La Buena Vida," Andres Wood, Chile
Rufino Basavilbaso, Francisco Adrianzen, "Dioses," Peru
Fernando Moura, Marcos Suzano, "Mare, nossa historia de amor," Brasil
Gustavo Giani, Livia Serpa, "Linha de Passe," Brasil
Graciela Oderigo, "Leonera," Argentina
Serguei Saldivar, "Desierto adentro"
Arturo Arango, Juan Carlos Tabio, "El Cuerno de la Abundancia," Cuba
Alfredo Castro, "Tony Manero," Chile
Sandra Corveloni, "Linha de Passe," Brasil
Albertina Carri, "La Rabia," Argentina
"Parque via," Enrique Rivero, Mexico
"Mutum," Sandra Kogut, Brasil
"Acne," Federico Veiroj, Uruguay
Special prize for artistic contribution
"Perro Come Perro," Carlos Moreno, Colombia
"Filmefobia," Kiko Goifman, Brasil
"El Empleo," Santiago Bou Grasso, Argentina
"V al Paraiso," Pablo Alibaud Hortal, Chile
"Dossie Re Bordosa," Cesar Cabral, Brasil
"Titiri-we, el Canto de la Noche," Viveca Baiz, Venezuela
"Los Herederos," Eugenio Polgovsky, Mexico
"El Diario de Agustin," Ignacio Aguero, Chile
"Stranded -- Vengo de un Avion Que Cayo en las Montanas," Gonzalo Arijon, Uruguay
Special jury prize
"Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo," Yulene Olaizola, Mexico
"The Illusion," Susana Barriga, Cuba
"Mia," Javier Van de Couter, Argentina
Special jury prize
"Natural," Aurora Natural Arpajou, Argentina