Argentina and Venezuela gave a Latin American touch to the Goya Awards for Spanish films by winning the prizes for best animated feature and best Ibero-American film, respectively, on a night of triumph for David Trueba's "Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed."
Six Goyas - for best film, director, screenplay, leading actor (Javier Camara), new actress (Natalia de Molina) and original score (Pat Metheny) - made Trueba's film the top prizewinner Sunday night at the 28th Goya Awards.
And among Latin American movies, Venezuela's "Blue and Not so Pink" by Miguel Ferrari took the prize in the best Ibero-American film category, against "The Golden Dream" from Mexico, the Argentine movie "The German Doctor," and "Gloria" from Chile.
"This is the first Goya for Venezuela!" Ferrari shouted after taking the prize.
The film is about gays, a problematic subject across much of Latin America.
Also among Latin American movies, though in coproduction with Spain, was the prize for best animated feature, awarded to "Foosball" by the Argentine Juan Jose Campanella.
The short independent film "Stockholm" gave Javier Pereira the prize for best new actor.
In the European film category, the winner was "Amour" by Austria's Michael Haneke, which beat out "The Hunt" by the Dane Thomas Vinterberg,"La Grande Bellezza" by Italy's Paolo Sorrentino, and "Blue is the Warmest Color" by France's Abdellatif Kechiche. EFE