Director Pedro Almodóvar will receive the Golden Eagle award at the opening ceremony of the thirty-second edition of the Aguilar Film Festival, on December 4. The contest, which this year will be held entirely in online format, in this way recognizes the career of the filmmaker from La Mancha and in a special way the great contribution that his short film The Human Voice has made for the short film.
This work, directed by Almodóvar and premiered at the Venice Film Festival last September, has contributed decisively to the recognition of the short film as an artistic manifestation. In Spain, The Human Voice was released at the end of October in 111 commercial theaters, something that was practically considered impossible just sometime ago.
Besides recognizing Almodóvar’s exceptional filmography, the Aguilar Film Festival will honor the actor Ernesto Alterio with the Golden Eagle. This will take place at the closing ceremony on December 13.
Ernesto Alterio is one of the most recognized actors in Spain, having achieved a brilliant career in film, theater and television. Aguilar Film Festival also wants to highlight his involvement with short films, a format in which he has shot many works. Some of the shorts in which he has participated are Who sends me into this (Daniela Fejerman and Inés París, 1997), Desaliñada (Gustavo Salmerón, 2001), El balancín de Iván (Darío Stegmayer, 2003, awarded by Aguilar Film Festival for the best short film) or Dolor (Javier Fesser, 2013).