This Tuesday, January 10 Argentina, 1985 took the statuette to best foreign film in the 80th edition of the annual ceremony of the Golden Globeswhich rewards the best of cinema and television in the United States.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose the film directed by Santiago Miterwhich deals with the Trials of the military Juntas and is led by Ricardo Darin Y Peter Lanzani. In the nomination, it competed against against the films RRR (from India), All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), close (Belgium) and Decision to Leave (South Korea).
After the announcement of the winner and the celebration of the Argentines, Santiago Miter and Ricardo Darín went up on stage to receive the award. “I am very happy to be here,” said the director before thanking the entire cast and greeting Victoria Alonso, co-producer of the film. “I want to dedicate this award to the great actor Ricardo Darín, and to all those who fought for democracy in Argentina,” Santiago added excitedly.
Recently, Argentina, 1985 obtained three Coral prizes for masculine performance (Ricardo Darin), artistic direction (michael saiegh) and Best Screenplay (Mariano Llinas Y Santiago Miter), at the closing gala of the 43rd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, held in the traditional Charles Chaplin theater in the Cuban capital. Also, miter He was the winner of the Signis Prize “due to his accurate approach to the past from a deep look”, according to the justification of the World Catholic Communication Association that awards this award.
Argentina, 1985 could achieve a new award when in a few days it competes again in the Best Foreign Film category at the 28th annual edition of the Critics Choice Awards, which will be delivered on January 15 in the US city of Los Angeles. On this occasion, she will share the nomination with “RRR” (India), by SS Rajamouli; All Quiet on the Front (Germany), by Edward Berger; “Close” (Belgium), by Lukas Dhont; and “Decision to Leave” (South Korea), by Park Chan-wook and “BARDO, False chronicle of a few truths” (Mexico) by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Let’s remember that Santiago Miter’s film was shortlisted to compete for the long-awaited Oscar 2023 in the category of Best Foreign Film. The feature film starring Ricardo Darin and Peter Lanzani It is among the fifteen finalists in its category, as announced weeks ago by the Hollywood Academy of Arts and Cinematography.
Ricardo Darín’s speech for the triumph of Argentina, 1985
Back on stage, director Santiago Miter thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and his team for the award: “I am very happy to be here. I want to dedicate this award to the team, to the producers, to those who couldn’t be here, to the actors who are watching it from Argentina. I have the great privilege of being together with the great actor Ricardo Darín. I dedicate this award to all those who fought for democracy; I think democracy is something we should keep fighting for.” he expressed, looking at the protagonist and producer of the film, who was next to him.
Then it was Darín himself who took the microphone. In Spanish, he dedicated the award to all Argentines and could not avoid referring to another great recent triumph: “Thank you very much, I am very proud of this award. I love. And for the people of Argentina, after the world championship, this is a great joy, ”he said, alluding to the consecration of the soccer team in the Qatar World Cup.
The film, which is based on the challenge faced by prosecutors Julio César Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and a group of young collaborators in the historic Trial of the Juntas, shared a category with the representative of India, RRR; closefrom Belgium; No news at the front, from Germany and decision to leavefrom South Korea.