All Quiet on the Western Front, winner for best international film (Video: TNT)
From the moment the Oscar nominations were announced, the Argentine illusion was underway, waiting to get the third statuette in history. However, it was for All Quiet On The Western Front, the war drama by German director Edward Berger. The delegation headed by the director Santiago Miter and the stars Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani applauded the winner with the bitterness of the case, but with the satisfaction of having fulfilled their duty: having shed some light on one of the darkest stories in our country.
The award was announced by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, and some indications of the Spanish actor had fueled the illusions of the Argentine troupe. However, the award went to the German production set in the First World War, in a category that also included EO, by the Polish Jerzy Skolimowski, Close, by the Belgian Lukas Dhont, and the Irish film The Quiet Girl.
The Teutonic film had already swept the BAFTAs last February, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the United Kingdom. There it was established as the best film of the year, the most important category, and also won another six more awards such as best non-English language film (it beat Argentina, 1985), best director (Edward Berger), best adapted screenplay, best photography and Best Original Score.
On the side of Argentina, 1985, his journey is worth noting beyond the award. It is worth remembering that since its premiere, the film managed to position itself in the most important festivals, such as Venice and San Sebastián, it won the Goya for best Ibero-American film and the Golden Globe for the foreign-language film and garnered praise in its wake. from the public and critics. But above all, he had left a message that goes beyond any award, and that is something that the entire team considered from the beginning.
Hours before the ceremony, Infobae spoke with Darín, who highlighted: “What happens is that when we talk about festivals, recognitions, awards and all that kind of nice and happy thing, we can’t forget what the content is, What story are we telling? And that story, beyond the mastery with which Santi made it, is referencing a story of great pain where there are many people attacked by that pain. And this is the right moment not to forget them, because sometimes with the celebrations and that kind of thing we forget the exact reference”.
From the small table of the film, the first to publicly demonstrate was Axel Kuschevatzky. The producer had been part of the official transmission in the preview, and once the result was known, he went to his networks to express his hot feelings. “Thank you for so much love, so much passion and for letting us tell such a wonderful, relevant and, above all, our story,” said the producer. “The one in Argentina, 1985 is an amazing journey and a way of seeking to build a collective memory. This gratitude is infinite, ”he added.
A few hours after the beginning of Monday in Argentina, the director Santiago Miter also expressed himself through an image on his Instagram account. There he can be seen accompanied by producer Axel Kuschevatzky and his partner, actress Dolores Fonzi, during the famous party that takes place after the awards ceremony. There, the three place their hand on their forehead, with their fingers making an L, an unequivocal sign that was popularized from the United States to the world to refer to a looser, a loser.
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