First Edition of the
Cinema Tropical AWARDS
Friday, October 22, 2010
On Friday, October 22, Cinema Tropical awarded the 10 Best Latin American Films of the Decade (2000-2009) with the first edition of the Cinema Tropical AWARDS at the TimesCenter in New York City. This cutting edge event is the first of its kind ever, and aims to establish an annual tradition in the future. It honors the tremendous and constantly growing creative output of Latin American cinema and demonstrates this region's great quality and diversity.
Filmmakers like directors Carlos Reygadas and Lucrecia Martel --three of her productions scored among the ten best - were present at the ceremony. The Awards represents a prestigious endeavor with international impact, and were just one of four integral parts of ten days of immersion into the fascinating world of Latin American cinema.
1. LA CIÉNAGA
(Argentina/France/Spain, 103 min., 2001) Written and Directed by Lucrecia Martel; Producers: Ana Aizenberg, Diego Guebel, Jose Maria Morales, Mario Pergolini and Lita Stantic; Editor: Santiago Ricci; Director of Photography: Hugo Colace; Sound: Herve Guyader, Emmanuel Croset, Guido Berenblum and Adrian De Michele. Cast: Mercedes Moran, Graciela Borges, Martin Adjemian and Leonora Balcarce.
2. AMORES PERROS
(Mexico, 154 min., 2000) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu; Written by Guillermo Arriaga; Producers: Guillermo Arriaga Jordán, Raul Olvera Ferrer, Francisco Gonzalez Compean, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Pelayo Gutierrez, Mónica Lozano and Martha Sosa Elizondo; Editors: Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Fernando Pérez Unda; Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto; Original Music: Gustavo Santaolalla; Sound: Martín Hernandez. Cast: Emilio Echevarria, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero and Vanessa Bauche.
3. LUZ SILENCIOSA / SILENT LIGHT / STELLET LICHT
(Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany, 145 min., 2007) Written and Directed by Carlos Reygadas; Producers: Jeroen Beker, Jean Labadie, Carlos Reygadas, Jaime Romandia and Frans van Gestel; Editor: Natalia Lopez; Director of Photography: Alexis Zabe; Sound: Sergio Diaz and Martin Hernandez. Cast: Cornelio Wall, Maria Pankratz, Miriam Toews, Peter Wall, Jacobo Klassen and Elizabeth Fehr.
(Brazil/France, 130 min., 2002) Directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund; Screenplay by Braulio Mantovani, based on the novel by Paulo Lins. Producers: Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Marc Beauchamps, Daniel Filho, Hank Levine, Vincent Maraval, Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Donald K. Ranvaud, Juliette Renaud and Walter Salles; Editor: Daniel Rezende; Director of Photography: Cesar Charlone; Sound: Martin Hernandez. Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Alice Braga and Seu Jorge.
5. ÔNIBUS 174 / BUS 174 (Brazil, 150 min., 2002) Directed by Jose Padilha, co-directed by Felipe Lacerda; Written by Jose Padilha. Producers: Jose Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel, and Marcos Prado; Editor: Felipe Lacerda; Director of Photography: Marcelo "Guru" Duarte and Ceza Moraes; Original Music: Sacha Amback, Joao Nabuco; Sound: Denilson Campos.
(Mexico, 105 min., 2001) Directed by Alfonso Cuarón; Writen by Alfonso Cuarón and Carlos Cuarón. Producers: Sergio Aguero, Alfonso Cuarón, Amy Kaufman, David Linde and Jorge Vergara; Editor: Alfonso Cuarón and Alex Rodríguez; Director of Photography: Emmanuel Lubezki; Sound: Ruy García. Cast: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal and Maribel Verdú.
(Uruguay/Argentina/Germany/Spain, 99 min., 2004) Directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll; Written by Gonzalo Delgado, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll. Producers: Natacha Cervi, Fernando Epstein, Christoph Friedel and Hernan Musaluppi; Editor: Fernando Epstein; Director of Photography: Barbara Alvarez; Original Music: Pequena Orquesta Reincidentes; Sound: Catriel Vildosola y Daniel Yafalian. Cast: Andres Pazos, Mirella Pascual and Jorge Bolani.
8. LA MUJER SIN CABEZA / THE HEADLESS WOMAN
(Argentina/Spain/France/Italy, 87 min., 2008) Written and Directed by Lucrecia Martel. Producers: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Tilde Corsi, Veronica Cura, Esther Garcia, Lucrecia Martel, Cesare Petrillo, Enrique Pineyro, Vieri Razzini, and Marianne Slot; Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger; Director of Photography: Barbara Álvarez; Sound: Guido Berenblum, Paula Dalgalarando and Martin Mainoli. Cast: Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Cesar Bordon, Daniel Genoud, Guillermo Arengo and Inés Efrón.
(Argentina/Spain/Italy/Netherlands, 106 min., 2004) Directed by Lucrecia Martel; Written by Lucrecia Martel with contributing writer Juan Pablo Domenech; Producers: Agustin Almodovar, Pedro Almodovar, Tilde Corsi, Esther Garcia, Alfredo Ghirardo, Nora Kohen, Cesare Petrillo, Vieri Razzini, Gianni Romoli, Lita Stantic and Alvaro Urtizberea; Editor: Santiago Ricci; Director of Photography: Felix Monte; Original Music: Andres Gerszenson; Sound: Guido Berenblum. Cast: Mercedes Moran, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Maria Alche, Julieta Zylberberg and Mia Maestro.
10. EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO / PAN'S LABYRINTH
(Mexico/Spain/USA, 120 min., 2006) Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Producers: Belen Atienza, Alvaro Agustin, Alfonso Cuaron, David Ebner, Edmundo Gil, Elena Manrique, Bertha Navarro, Guillermo del Toro and Frida Torresblanco; Editor: Bernat Vilaplana; Director of Photography: Guillermo Navarro; Original Music: Javier Navarrete; Sound: Martin Hernandez. Cast: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones and Ariadna Gil.