Larraín's THE CLUB Wins Fénix Award for Best Film

The Chilean film El club / The Club by Pablo Larraín was the winner for the Fénix Award for Best Film, it was announced this evening at a ceremony in Mexico City.

Larraín was also the winner for Best Director -which was also shared by Colombian director Ciro Guerra for his film El abrazo de la serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent- and the Chilean film was also presented with the awards for Best Screenplay and for Best Actor for Alfredo Castro.

The Fénix Award for Best Documentary was presented to As últimas conversas / Last Conversations by the late Brazilian director Eduardo Coutinho.

Chilean master documentarian Patricio Guzmán was recipient of a special award for his filmography. His film The Pearl Button / El botón de nácar was the winner of the award for Best Documentary Cinematography. Mexican film critic Jorge Ayala Blanco was also celebrated with a special award for his professional career.

Argentinean actress Dolores Fonzi was the winner for Best Actress for her leading role in La patota / Paulina. Mexican actor -who procreated two children with Fonzi, received the award on her behalf.

The Fenix Awards were launched in 2014 by Cinema 23, an independent organization dedicated to promoting Ibero-American cinema.