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Catalan film wins three awards at Spain’s Goya awards

‘La sombra de la ley’ by Dani de la Orden wins best cinematography, artistic direction, and costume design


03 February 2019 02:06 PM


ACN | Sevilla

The film ‘La sombra de la ley,’ by Catalan director Dani de la Orden, won three awards at the Goya awards, the top prizes for Spanish cinema.

Setted in Barcelona during the 1920s, the movie showsthe skirmishes between anarchists and gangsters in the Catalan capital.

Nominated to six awards, De la Orden’s movie won three prizes for costume design, artistic direction, and cinematography.

Catalan films failed to win the top prizes at the Goyas, which saw ‘El reino’ by Rodrigo Sorogoyen become the most coveted movie of the night with seven awards, including best director, best actor, and best actor in a supporting role.

When receiving the award, Sorogoyen recognized the work of Catalan director Isaki Lacuesta, author of ‘Entre dos aguas’, who according to him made "the best movie of the year."

Nominated to best picture and best director, and winner of 7 awards in Catalonia's Gaudí Film Awards, Lacuesta did not receive any price. Neither did Mar Tarragona with 'El fotógrafo de Mathausen,' nor Celia Rico with ‘Viaje al cuarto de una madre.’


The only movie that eclipsed ‘El reino’ was ‘Campeones’, directed by Javier Fesser,  the movie focusing on a basketball team by disabled people that won best picture at the Goya awards.

Although Catalan films had a modest role on Saturday night, Catalan artists and entertainers were among the most recognized, with comedians Andreu Buenafuente and Silvia Abril as presenters of the gala and singer Rosalia receiving praise for her performance during the gala with the Youth Choir of the Orfeó Català.


  • Winners of the Goya Film Awars (by EUROPA PRESS)

  • Winners of the Goya Film Awars (by EUROPA PRESS)