Peruvian Film LAS MALAS INTENCIONES Wins Cine Las Americas in Austin

The Cine Las Americas Festival celebrating its 15th anniversary announced the winners of its most recent edition that ran April 24-29. Peruvian film Las malas intenciones / The Bad Intentions by Rosario García-Montero was the big winner of this year's festival receiving the prizes for Best Film and the Audience Award. The jury gave a couple of special prizes: a Special Jury Award for Individual Performance to Kisha Tikina Burgos for her performance in the Puerto Rico/US co-production Under My Nails by Arí Maniel Cruz; and a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance to Andrés Almeida and Jessy Bulbo for their leading roles in the Mexican film El lenguaje de los machetes / Machete Language by Kyzza Terrazas.

The prize for Best Documentary went to the Canadian-Cuban co-production El árbol de las fresas / The Strawberry Tree by Simone Rapisarda Casanova, and the jury gave a Special Mention to the Mexican film Morir de pie / Die Standing Up by Jacaranda Correa. The Audience Award in the documentary category was for Trisha Ziff's La maleta mexicana / The Mexican Suitcase.

Click here for the complete list of winners.