New darling of Spanish film wins thrilling award

11th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

11 April 2005, COGNAC - Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia won the 2005 Cognac film festival award for best thriller for his comic-thriller 'Ferpect Crime'.

11 April 2005

COGNAC - Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia won the 2005 Cognac film festival award for best thriller for his comic-thriller 'Ferpect Crime'.

De la Iglesia is the new darling of Spanish cinema thanks to 'El Crimen Ferpecto', as it is entitled in Spanish.

This, his seventh film, is a bloody farce starring Guillermo Toledo as Rafael, a department store salesman who will stop at nothing to land a promotion to the post of floor manager.

There were seven films in the running for the major prize at the thriller festival presided over by Joel Schumacher, who directed two of the Batman series of films.

The jury prize went to 'Soundless', by feature length directorial debut of German actor Mennan Yapo, who starred in the 'The Pillow Book' and 'Goodbye Lenin'.

The action centres around a cold-blooded contract-killer whose life is turned upside-down when he saves a young woman's life.

The special police prize, whose jury is presided over by members of the police force, was won by Swedish film 'The Third Wave' by Anders Nilsson about a top cop's fight against organised crime.

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Subject: Spanish news

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