“Azul y no tan rosa” wins the first Goya for Venezuela
Posted On 10 Feb 2014
“Azul y no tan rosa “, the debut of director and actor Miguel Ferrari, received the Goya Award for best Latin American film beating in competition films as La jaula de oro, El medico aleman y Gloria, options of Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
The award comes at a time of glow to the Venezuelan cinema. In September, another local production, Pelo malo, of Mariana Rondón, received the Concha de Oro, the top award at the San Sebastian film festival. Both films are a statement against intolerance and homophobia that characterize this society. Also in 2013, La distancia más larga,of Claudia Pinto, received the award for best Latin American film of the Montreal Festival, another class A contest.
The filmmaker Miguel Ferrari, was moved almost to tears, he took the stage to receive the award accompanied by part of the cast and production: Venezuelans Guillermo García, Hilda Abrahamz, Daniela Alvarado and the Spanish Nacho Montes. With the Director of photography, Alexandra Henao, established a moment of complicity between the recognitions they made. “You were my eyes”, he said as he took her hand. “This is the first Goya for Venezuela,” he said when he received the statuette.
Premiered in November of 2012, “Azul y no tan rosa” accumulated more than half a million attendees in the long months that remained in the local Billboard. Its commercial success could be measured by the fact that between January and September of 2013 of the 2.020.000 people who bought tickets to see some Venezuelan production, 436,000 were viewers of “Azul y no tan rosa”.