Next Saturday the Goya 2021 promise not to leave anyone indifferent, starting with the recent news about Hollywood stars that he would leave a message of affection to friend Antonio Banderas and a pat on the back to our, on the other hand, always punished cinema.
Girls, boys, witches and discoveries
It is very difficult to guess where the surprise will jump this year, although everything indicates that Pilar Palomero will live the night of her life thanks to ‘The girls’, one of the great sensations of the season. His great rival, least of all as far as media noise is concerned, will be a child: ‘Adú’ and his 13 nominations are a serious danger for the rest of the candidates. ‘Rosa’s wedding’, ‘Ane’ and ‘Sentimental’, the delicious mischievous comedy by Cesc Gay, point to less chance of success.
It would be nice to see Juanma Bajo Ulloa raise what would be his second award as director 30 years later of taking the one of new director for ‘Butterfly Wings’, but everything indicates that Pilar Palomero can take the two big heads to the best direction. Iciar Bollain and his work in ‘Rosa’s wedding’ is a strong rival.
If the prizes decide to be better distributed, we would not see anything bad if Nuria Giménez Lorang or David Pérez Sañudo took the jack to the water with their splendid ‘My Mexican Bretzel’ and ‘Ane’. And since we are talking about the astonishing documentary recreation of Lorang, we cannot fail to applaud the courage and enormous recognition that seeing Luis López Carrasco win with his exciting ‘The Year of Discovery’.
Javier Fesser commented that the one for his ‘Lamentable Stories’ was the first script he had written, pay attention to detail, although the noise of ‘Champions’ still resounds. As it happens in all the categories in which the girls of Palomero appear, everything indicates that the prize will fall there although Bernardo Sánchez and Marta Libertad Castillo would be a good option for their treatment of Azcona’s work in ‘Los Europenos’.
Rare year for the best performances, and if we pay attention to that the Golden Globes dictate the way and that the Feroz are our balloons, then Mario Casas will take his first Goya for ‘You will not kill’, probably the weakest of his last 2000 films. Patricia Lopez Arnaiz (‘Ane’), Juan Diego Botto (‘The Europeans’) and Verónica Echegui aim to repeat the award.
I wish Alberto San Juan’s ravenous-fucker had one of those ex aequo with the marvelous work of Botto. The revelations are another of the great mysteries of the evening. If common sense prevails, Fernando Valdivielso should stay out of the bets for the same reason that Carmen Machi did not take a fierce for ’30 coins’.
Saturday anything can happen, but we know what will not happen: neither the gala will be short nor ‘La gallina Turuleca’ will be empty: there are no more films nominated in the animated feature film category. Go preparing the snack.