Refugiado by Diego Lerman was the big winner at the 2015 edition of the Sur Awards presented by Argentina's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, recognizing the most outstanding films made within the country's booming national industry over the last year.
Lerman’s film won for Sur Awards, including for Best Film and Best Director, as well as for Original Screenplay, and Editing. Pablo Trapero’s El Clan / The Clan -Argentina’s submission to the Oscars- received five awards.
Refugiado, which premiered at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2014, is an urban road movie that tells the story of concealed domestic violence as seen through the eyes of a child. Seven-year-old Matias is the victim of the conflict between his mother and father and does everything in his power to save the world he knows.
Other winners include Matías Lucchesi’ Ciencias Naturales / Natural Sciences for Best First Film, Dolorez Fonsi for Best Actress in her starring role in Santiago Mitre’s La Patota / Paulina. The Award for Best Documentary was presented to La calle de los pianistas / Pianists Street by Mariano Nante.