'Creatura' and 'Saben aquell' lead nominations for Gaudí Film Awards

Winners will be announced at gala ceremony celebrating Catalan cinema on February 4

Pol López and Vicky Luengo announce nominations for Gaudí Awards
Pol López and Vicky Luengo announce nominations for Gaudí Awards / Pere Francesch
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December 12, 2023 12:07 PM

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'Creatura' by Elena Martín, with 15 nominations, and 'Saben aquell' by David Trueba, with 13, are the films with the most nominations in the 16th edition of the Gaudí Awards of the Catalan Film Academy.  

They are closely followed by '20,000 Species of Bees' with nine nominations, Isabel Coixet's 'Un Amor,' with eight, as well as 'The Teacher Who Promised the Sea' and 'The Movie Teller' with six nominations. 

For the third year in a row, the awards feature a majority female nominees, who make up 57% of all nominations.  

The winners will be announced on February 4 at a ceremony hosted by comedians Oye Sherman and Ana Polo at Barcelona's International Convention Center.

Creatura: Exploring sexuality

In the frontrunner 'Creatura,' actress and director Elena Martín explores the taboo surrounding sexuality by portraying a woman, played by Martín herself, on a personal journey to understand and make peace with sex. The movie takes us back to her childhood and examines moments of self-discovery.

Saben aquell: Comedian Eugenio's life

David Trueba's 'Jokes & Cigarettes (Saben aquell)' received 13 nominations. The comedy is based on the life and career of iconic comedian Eugenio, portrayed by Catalan actor David Verdaguer, and is set in Barcelona in the late 1960s.