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iW NEWS | “La Soledad” Wins Big at Spain’s Goya Awards

iW NEWS | "La Soledad" Wins Big at Spain's Goya Awards

Jaime Rosales‘s critically acclaimed “La Soledad” was a big winner at Spain’s Goya Awards on Sunday night in Madrid, nabbing the prizes for best picture and best director. An arthouse release that only reached a limited audience, the film topped Juan Antonio Bayona‘s hugely successful “El Orfanato” (The Orphanage) for best film and also won the best new actor prize for Jose Luis Torrijo, but “The Orphanage” did win the best new director prize, and the award for original screenplay, among other awards. Reporting to indieWIRE on the Goya’s, a reader reiterated that the victory for Rosales’ film was a major upset given that “The Orphanage” sold millions of tickets, while “La Soledad” was a modest release reaching just tens of thousands of moviegoers. [Eugene Hernadez]

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