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The Gijon Film Festival opens its doors


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The Gijon Film Festival opens its doors
With the show of Vinila von Bismark & The Lucky Dados, the 48th Gijon Film Festival started the opening ceremony yesterday, Friday 19th, at the Laboral Theatre (Gijon, Asturias). Rhythm, energy and good rockabilly humor where the first things before the journalist Pepe Colubi made his work as the ceremony host. Colubi gave some of the best moments of the night with his particular humor.

The journalist, who remembered the years that he worked for the Festival before, began the ceremony with some words dedicated to one of the most important cinema directors in Spain, Luis García Berlanga, who just died the past November the 13th . Later, he spoke about the different sections and seasons of the Festival, and also about the directors that has been invited this year: the swedish Johannes Nyholm, the amercian visual artist Reynold Reynolds, and the english Kim Longinotto, who made an energic going on stage.

After he introduced to the audience some of the people included in the international jury -the director Pablo Stoll, the actress Ana Torrent and the programer of IndieLisboa Rui Pereira-, the actress Charo López recibed the Nacho Martínez Award for her career. The journalist Conchita Casanova was the person who gave to Charo López the award, what was one of the best moments of the ceremony. Charo López dedicated her award to the actor Nacho Martínez, a friend that worked with her in the films La Fiebre del Oro (directed by Gonzalo Herralde) and the serie Los Pazos de Ulloa.

The night was a warm and a good introduction to the 48th edition of the Gijon Film Festival, where people can see nine days of cinema non stop. The opening ceremony finished with the screen of the film I'm Still Here, directed by Casey Affleck, and one of the movies that are part of the Oficial Section.

Photo by Palmira Escobar