Lucrecia Martel’s highly-acclaimed historical adaptation Zama has swept Argentina’s Premios Sur, winning ten of the nineteen categories including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for protagonist Daniel Giménez Cacho.
The film also secured Best Adapted Screenplay (Martel based on the novel of the same name by Antonio di Benedetto), Best Art Direction (Renata Pinheiro), Best Costume Design (Julio Suárez), Best Cinematography (Rui Poças), Best Sound Design (Guido Berenblum), Best Makeup Design (Marisa Amenta and Alberto Moccia), and Best Editing (Karen Harley and Miguel Schverdfinger).
Other notable winners included The Winter (El Invierno) by Emiliano Torres for Best Supporting Actress (Mara Bestelli) and Best First Film (Torres) and A Sort of Family / Una Especie de Familia by Diego Lerman for Best Original Script (Lerman and María Meira) and Female Revelation (Yanina Ávila). The award for Best Actress in a leading role went to Sofía Gala Castiglione for Alanis by Anahí Berneri.
The winners will receive their recognitions on Wednesday, September 26 at the same event in which Argentina’s Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences will announce their country’s contenders for this year’s Oscars and Goya Awards in the categories of Best Foreign Language Film and Best Iberoamerican Film respectively.