Luis Estrada's EL INFIERNO Sweeps Mexico's Ariel Awards


Luis Estrada's film El infierno / Hell swept the 53rd annual edition of the Ariel Awards, Mexico's national film award, including the prizes for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Damián Alcázar. Diego Luna's Abel, which was also nominated as Best Film, took the prized for Best Screenplay and Best New Actor, whilst Felipe Cazal's Chicogrande, the third film nominated in the Best Film category and nominated for eight awards went home empty-handed.

The awards ceremony took place at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City last night and it was chaired by filmmaker Carlos Carrera who's the president of the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.