Sea Inside film sweeps board at Goya awards

31st January 2005, Comments 0 comments

31 January 2005, MADRID-Oscar-nominated euthanasia film The Sea Inside has won 14 of the 15 awards at Spain's top movie ceremony.

31 January 2005

MADRID-Oscar-nominated euthanasia film The Sea Inside has won 14 of the 15 awards at Spain's top movie ceremony.

Starring Javier Bardem, it tells the true story of a Ramon Sampedro, a tetraplegic former sailor, who spent 30 years trying to end his life with dignity after an accident left him paralysed.

The Goya Awards won by The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) included best film, best director for Alejandro Amenabar and best actor for Bardem.

It is favourite to win the Oscar for best foreign language film in February.

The film started a controversial debate in Spain about euthanasia.

Last week, prosecutors said they will re-open the case against a friend of Sampedro, who admitted helping him to kill himself with cyanide in 1998.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

 

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