Matt Dillon receives an award at the Guadalajara Film Festival

13/03/2010 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

El Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) in the state capital of Jalisco, Mexico, started today with the award of the International Guadalajara U.S. actor and director Matt Dillon, in the hands of the Mexican Diego Luna. In a brief speech that ended with a “Viva Mexico,” Dillon nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor in 2005 for the movie Crash, and director of the film City of ghosts, said he was excited to visit this city for the second time and receive this prize.

The festival organizing committee and made a posthumous tribute Mayahuel awarded the silver prize, one of the most important festival, the Mexican Joaquin Pardavé one emblematic of the actors called golden age of Mexican cinema of the 50s. The International Federation of Critics awarded the bronze Mayahuel the feature film of director Adrian Biniez, Gigante, co-production of Argentina, Uruguay and Spain who won the Bear silver at the Berlin Festival in 2009. The award was received by the protagonist of this film, Leonor Svarcas.

Next Wednesday Guadalajara Prize will be delivered to the director Rodrigo Garcia, son of Nobel prize for literature Gabriel García Márquez, in a gala in which he will screen his latest film, “Mother and Child” (2009).

By turning 25, the festival, considered the most important in Latin America, will focus on France, the guest of honor that brings to this city to 40 film professionals and a selection of his best films to be seen in the halls and public squares across the city. The French ambassador in Mexico, Daniel Parfait, said the participation of his country this festival is a tribute to the Mexican nation as part of the bicentennial year of Independence and the centenary of the Mexican Revolution.

The Spanish region of Andalusia is also special guest so the festival will screen several works of directors Andalusian as “Me too“, which is won the Best Actor and Actress in the Film Festival in San Sebastian. Minutes before the opening ceremony of film personalities from Mexico and Latin America paraded down the red carpet was ready at the entrance of Telmex Auditorium, in the eyes and the cries of the public who agreed to meet at an early hour to get close to celebrities. In this edition of the Festival, which will run from 12 to 19 March, are recorded almost 300 feature films and documentaries about 220 as well as 256 shorts. Most belong to Mexico (329), Argentina (128) and Spain (123).

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