Argentinean actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 49th edition of the Karlovy Vary festival for his leading role in the Belgian-Canadian co-production film All Yours / Je suis à toi (pictured) by David Lambert.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1986, Pérez Biscayart has appeared in numerous films, plays, and television productions. He joined his first theatre workshop at age 13 and has since studied under some of Argentina’s best drama teachers. His performances range from roles in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Cocteau’s Les Parents terribles.
In 2007, he was the lead in the film La Sangre Brota / Blood Appears by Pablo Fendrik, which won a young critics’ award at Cannes in 2008. For his performance in Alexis dos Santos' Glue, a coming-of-age film in which he plays a gawky teenager, Biscayart won Best Actor awards at the Nantes International (2006) and DiBa (Barcelona Digital, 2007) film festivals. He was a participant of Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in 2008 working with mentor Kate Valk.
All Yours tells the story of Lucas (played by Pérez Biscayart), he arrives in Belgium to visit local bakery owner Henry, who has fallen in love with him via the internet. Their ideas about living together, however, differ greatly. Employing lightness and humor, director Lambert explores the human core, desire and longing.
The 49th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival took place July 4-12 in the Czech Republic.