INCIDENT LIGHT and GILDA Top Argentina's Silver Condors

Ariel Rotter's Incident Light / La luz incidente and Lorena Muñoz's Gilda / Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor were the top winners at the 65th edition of the Silver Condor Awards, wining in seven categories each, including a tie for Best Actress (for Érica Rivas and Natalia Oreiro).

Rotter's drama about a young woman (played by Rivas), who's struggling to raise her twin daughters after her husband and brother die, accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious, older suitor, was awarded the Silver Condor for Best Film. Incident Light was also awarded for Best Cinematography, Best Original Script, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Design, Best Soundtrack.

Gilda, the biopic on the 90's Argentine cumbia singer and superstar who died tragically at the age of 36 years old in a car accident, received awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Costume Design, and Best Make-up. 

Other Silver Condor winners include Oscar Martínez for Best Actor for The Distinguished Citizen / El ciudadano ilustre, The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis / La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis for Best Adapted Screenplay, Emiliano Torres The Winter / El invierno for Best First Film, Alejandro Venturini's Favio, crónica de un director for Best Documentary, and Ciro Guerra's Embrace of the Serpent for Best Ibero-American film.

The winners of this year's Silver Condors, presented by the Argentine Film Critics Association. were announced at a ceremony in Buenos Aires last night.