Camino dominates Spain's Goya film awards

3rd February 2009, Comments 0 comments

The movie about a terminally ill girl influenced by Catholic group Opus Dei won six out of the seven categories it was competing in.

MADRID – Javier Fesser's Camino a film that deals with Catholic group Opus Dei's influence on a terminally ill girl, dominated Spanish cinema's Goya awards late Sunday in Madrid.

Camino won a prize in six of the seven categories in which it was competing, including best film, best director and best actress.

The movie portrays the last months in the life of Camino, an 11-year-old girl educated very strictly in line with the dogmas of Opus Dei, the powerful conservative Catholic organisation.

Carme Elias won best actress award in the role of her mother, who follows the hardline dogma fervently.

Puerto Rican Benicio del Toro won the best actor award for his interpretation of revolutionary Ernesto Guevara in Steven Soderbergh's Che, el argentino (Che the Argentine).

Main awards:
- Best film: Camino by Javier Fesser
- Best director: Javier Fesser for Camino
- Best actor: Benicio del Toro in Che, el argentino
- Best actress: Carme Elias in Camino
- Best supporting actor: Jordi Dauder in Camino
- Best supporting actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
- Best original screenplay: Camino
- Best European film: 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days by Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

[AFP / Expatica]

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