THE ACTRESS WILL BE AWARDED AT THE GALA OPENING NEXT JUNE 8TH
HER LAST FILM, SOLO, IN CHARGE OF OPENING HUESCA FESTIVAL
Huesca International Film Festival announces that Aura Garrido will receive the City of Huesca Award in its 46th edition. One of the most important actresses of her generation will visit Huesca capital city next June 8th and attend the opening gala ceremony so as to receive the award. The festival organization distinguishes Aura ‘for a solid career with a great projection in cinema as well as in television’; in the words of the festival director, Rubén Moreno. The aim of this recognition is to stand out models to young filmmakers that are taking their first steps in the cinematographic world, models that can be looked up to and, at the same time, that serve as encouragement at the beginning of their careers.
Aura Garrido (Madrid, 1989) is one of the most talented actresses of contemporary Spanish cinema. She studied Music and Dance, as well as Acting at Real Escuela de Arte Dramático of Madrid and the centre Lorena García, her wish to be an actress started as a child. She debuted in TV in two series: De Repente, Los Gómez; and the successful Física o Química.
Her first work for cinema was Juana Macías’s film Planes para mañana. A film that would bring her first nomination for the Goya Awards as Best Newcomer Actress, a target she would reach again with her role in Stockholm in 2013, though this time as Best Leading Actress. Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Borja Soler’s feature film definitely established her as one of the names to be followed, obtaining the CEC Medal for her performance, the Sant Jordi Award, as well as the Biznaga de Plata to Bes Best Actress at Málaga Festival, besides other nominations at Feroz Awards, Forqué Awards and Fotogramas de Plata.
With a filmography where we can find titles such as La Reconquista and Los Ilusos by Jonás Trueba, Promoción Fantasma by Javier Ruiz Caldera or the recent El Aviso by Daniel Calparsoro, Aura has also an outstanding career in television. She is backed by series as important as Inocentes, La Pecera de Eva or Crematorio, a production that was unanimously supported by the critics and received numerous prizes among which it stands out the Ondas to Best Series. But if there is a role that catapulted her to fame, that is Amelia Folch’s in El Ministerio del Tiempo, a series with countless hordes of fans thanks to which Aura won the Feroz Award to Best Actress, the Fotograma de Plata, the Actors’ Union Award and even a recent nomination to the Latin America Platinum Awards in Cancun (Mexico).
Her career goes on and among her next projects there is an ambitious historic fiction, which is six chapter long, signed by Mariano Barroso for Movistar, El día de mañana.
Aura Garrido thus joins a distinguished list of winners initiated in 1991. From then on, an exceptional list composed by names as Fernando Trueba, Arturo Ripstein, Julio Medem, or more recently and from a new perspective, Adriana Ugarte, Silvia Abascal, Paula Ortiz or Leticia Dolera.
THE FEATURE FILM SOLO TO OPEN 46TH EDITION
Huesca International Film Festival will open its 46th edition with the screening of Hugo Stuven’s Solo. The film, starred by the City of Huesca honoree, Aura Garrido and Alain Hernández, will be screened before being premiered at commercial cinemas at the Olimpia Theatre next June 8th as the coda of the homage to the actress from Madrid.
Solo is the director’s second film, it deals with a young surfer that, after falling off a cliff and suffering extensive injuries, will have to face an implacable nature for 48 hours and his own physical and mental agony so as to survive.
Stuven has a long trajectory as a short filmmaker, in 2016 he presented his first work: Anomalous. A production shot in English in New York and Barcelona. A psychological thriller starred by Lluís Homar, Christy Escobar, Edgar Fox, Adrià Arjona and Ben Temple. The film won Best Film and Best Actor (Lluís Homar) at Marbella Festival. It was also awarded first prize at 13th Talca International Film Festival in Chile.
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