The protagonists of the Ibero-American film night arrive in Riviera Maya

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The protagonists of the Ibero-American film night arrive in Riviera Maya The gala, which will award the best film, the best teleseries and the best Ibero-American performances, among others, will feature key players such as the Spanish Penelope Cruz and the Mexican Yalitza Aparicio, from the Oscar-winning "Roma". EFE / Archive

 Playa del Carmen (Mexico), .- The paradisiacal beaches of the Mayan Riviera of the Mexican Caribbean begin to host this Friday the most outstanding Ibero-American actors and producers who will meet next Sunday at the great night of the Platinum Film Awards and television.

The luxurious hotels of Playa del Carmen, in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, have been careful in recent weeks to remove tons of sargasso, an alga that is massively covering the Mexican Caribbean as last summer.

In this way, the nominees and guests to the gala of the sixth edition of these awards have still a few hours to relax and enjoy the white sand and turquoise waters of this region that has placed Mexico as the sixth most visited tourist destination to world level.

Those who do not have the time to enjoy the beach are the Mexican actress Cecilia Suárez and the Spanish director Santiago Segura, responsible for conducting the gala on Sunday.

The interpreter of “The House of Flowers” and the saga “Torrente” are immersed in the rehearsals of the ceremony at the Gran Tlachco Theater of the Xcaret ecotourism park to fine-tune the last detail of the event.

The gala, which will award the best film, the best teleseries and the best Ibero-American performances, among others, will feature key players such as the Spanish Penelope Cruz and the Mexican Yalitza Aparicio, from the Oscar-winning “Roma”.

The Spanish Paco León, interpreter in the series nominated “Arde Madrid” and “The house of the flowers”, celebrated through social networks that Platinum will join actors and producers of the industry to “celebrate this year of work” and claimed the “Latinpower” (Latin power).

Precisely, the Mexican Manolo Caro, director of “La casa de las flores”, will attend the ceremony, who this Thursday signed an exclusive contract with Netflix to develop new television projects for this platform.

The Spanish Najwa Nimri, nominated for her performance in the series “Vis a vis”, also called on her followers in social networks to follow the gala on television and added: “we will be there for all of you”.

In turn, the Mexican Tenoch Huerta, who participates in the series “Narcos: Mexico”, confirmed in networks that he will give a prize at the gala, which is also expected to the young Anna Castillo, winner of the Goya for best revelation actress in 2017

Javier Rey, nominated for his role in the series “Fariña”, has traveled from Spain to be present at the event as the Spanish Maxi Iglesias, responsible for presenting one of the 17 awards that will be delivered.

Of sure, the Riviera Maya will surrender to the legendary singer Raphael, who has returned to Mexico after the tour he made last year for the Latin American country, to receive the Platinum of Honor for his career.

The nominated directors Cristina Gallego, Javier Fesser and Álvaro Brechner – for “Birds of summer”, “Champions” and “The night of 12 years” – will parade on the red carpet on Sunday, in which the presence of Alfonso Cuarón is ruled out, who does not lavish on these events.

If so, the famous Mexican director will surely lose a new triumph of his film “Rome”, which leaves as a favorite when choosing nine statuettes, including the best Ibero-American fiction film, best director and best screenplay.
Ana Brun (“The heirs”), Marina de Tavira (“Rome”), Penélope Cruz (“Everyone knows”) and Yalitza Aparicio (“Rome”) will bid for the trophy for the best female performance.

And Antonio de la Torre (“The Kingdom”), Javier Bardem (“Everyone knows”), Javier Gutiérrez (“Champions”) and Lorenzo Ferro (“The Angel”) will do the same in the male category.

In the television section, “Arde Madrid” (Spain) is the big favorite, with three mentions, including the best miniseries or Ibero-American film teleseries, where he will compete with “El Marginal II” (Argentina), “La casa de las flores” (Mexico) and “Narcos: Mexico” (Mexico).

Diego Boneta (“Luis Miguel: the series”), Diego Luna (“Narcos: Mexico”), Javier Rey (“Fariña”) and Nicolás Furtado (“El Marginal II”) are nominated for the male acting awards, while Anna Castillo (“Arde Madrid”), Cecilia Suárez (“The house of flowers”), Inma Cuesta (“Arde Madrid”) and Nimri (“Vis a Vis”) appear in the female category.

These awards, promoted by the Rights Management Entity of Audiovisual Producers (Egeda) of Spain, together with the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers (Fipca), seek to promote Ibero-American cinema. (EFE)

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