Mexico, – The film “Roma” by Alfonso Cuarón, a portrait of life in Mexico during the 1970s, concentrates the highest number of nominations in the 61 edition of the Ariel Awards of the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AMACC) ), reported Tuesday the Ministry of Culture of Mexico.
The film starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, nominated for best actress and best supporting actress in the latest edition of the Oscars, could this year win for best film, direction, art design, editing, visual effects, special effects , and photography.
She is also nominated in the categories of best original screenplay, makeup, sound, acting revelation (Nancy García), male co-act (Jorge Antonio Guerrero), costumes, as well as actress and female co-act.
Up close, with 14 and 13 nominations respectively, they are followed by “Museo” by Alonso Ruizpalacios and “Las niñas bien” by Alejandra Márquez Abella, both inspired by real events in Mexican history.
One revolves around the theft of archaeological pieces from the National Museum of Anthropology and History and the other about the impact of the economic crisis of 1982 on the upper classes of Mexico.
Lila Aviles and Alejandra Márquez Abella are listed as nominees for best direction; and “Nuestro tiempo”, by Carlos Reygadas, also stands out in relevant nominations such as original script, direction and best film.
Notable feature documentary nominations of “Ayotzinapa, the passage of the turtle”, a film by Enrique García Meza about the disappearance of 43 students in 2014; and “Hasta los dientes”, where Alberto Arnaut analyzes the case of two Tecnológico de Monterrey students killed by the Mexican Army in 2010 in the state of Nuevo León.
In addition, this year they receive the Ariel de Oro, recognition of the cinematographic trajectory, the sound engineer Nerio Barberis, the screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego, and the actor and producer Héctor Bonilla.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture through the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and the National Cineteca, the AMACC unveiled a total of 47 films nominated in 25 categories.
There are 31 feature films and 16 short films voted electronically by 368 members of the national film community.
The owner of the AMACC, Ernesto Contreras, informed that the awards ceremony will take place on June 24 at the Cineteca Nacional, in Mexico City.
The Ariel Awards were created in 1946 by the AMACC in recognition of the professionals of the Mexican film industry and Ibero-American films through the Best Ibero-American Film category. (EFE).