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'Lake Tahoe' Tops Ariel Awards + Tiburon Film Festival Winners

Fernando Eimbcke's minimalist comedy Lake Tahoe presents a series of vignettes showing a small-town teenager (Diego Cataño) trying to cope with the death of his father. Lake Tahoe won three Ariels: best film, best director, and best supporting actor (Héctor Herrera). The night's biggest winner, however, was Rodrigo Plá's drama Desierto adentro, set during Mexico's Cristero War, with eight awards including best actor (Mario Zaragoza) and best original screenplay. Box-office hit Arrancame la vida / Tear This Heart Out, Mexico's submission for the 2009 foreign-language film Academy Award, failed to get a best picture nod but managed to collect a total of four trophies, including best adapted screenplay (it was the sole nominee in that category). Another box office success, […]


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'Lake Tahoe' Tops Ariel Awards + Tiburon Film Festival Winners



'Stellet Licht' Tops Ariel Awards + Tiburon Film Festival Winners

2008 Ariel Awards 2008 Ariel nominations: Feb. 21, 2008. 2008 Ariel winners: Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City on March 25, 2008 (“*” denotes the winner in each category) Writer-director Carlos Reygadas' drama Stellet licht / Luz silenciosa was the big winner at the 50th Ariel Awards, taking home statuettes for best film, director, original screenplay, supporting actress (María Pankratz), and cinematography (Alexis Zabé). Stellet licht, which shared the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, is set in a Mennonite community where a married man falls in love with another woman. Also at the 50th Ariel Awards ceremony, veteran Silvia Pinal, 76, the star of Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (above), The Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert, […]


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'Stellet Licht' Tops Ariel Awards + Tiburon Film Festival Winners



Hong Kong Film Awards: Patrick Tam Comeback Movie Tops + Tiburon Festival Winners

April 15 update: Fu zi / After This Our Exile, Patrick Tam's first directorial effort in 17 years, won the top prize at the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony held tonight at the harbor front Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. “Thank you for the judges' support for me,” Tam said on the stage. “… I thank all the actors and crew members and also God, who gave me such a great gift.” Tam had stopped directing movies after Sha shou hu die meng / My Heart Is That Eternal Rose in 1989. Unhappy with the way his films were turning out, Tam would spend the next 17 years working as a professor and film editor. After This […]


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Hong Kong Film Awards: Patrick Tam Comeback Movie Tops + Tiburon Festival Winners