The Club / El club by Chilean director Pablo Larraín was the winner of the Coral Award, the top prize for Best Film at the 37 edition of the Havana Film Festival, it was announced this evening.
The jury gave a Special Jury Prize to the Brazilian film Neon Bull / Boi Neon by Gabriel Mascaro, and a Special Mention to the Cuban film La obra del siglo /The Project of the Century by Carlos Machado Quintela.
Brazilian director Sandra Kogut was the winner for Best Director for her film Campo Grande (pictured below), while the Venezuelan film From Afar / Desde allá was the winner for Best First Film. The Peruvian film Magallanes by Salvador del Solar received a Special Jury Prize for Best First Film. The US/Colombian co-production Manos Sucias received a Coral Award for its artistic contribution.
The Argentinean film The Clan / El clan by Pablo Trapero was the winner of the Audience Award, and the Cuban film Casa Blanca by Aleksandra Maciuszek was the winner for Best Documentary.
The Mexican production Te prometo anarquía by Julio Hernández Cordón received the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for protagonists Diego Calva and Eduardo Eliseo Martínez).
The 37th edition of the Havana Film Festival took place December 3-13 in Cuba.