Monday, October 10, 2016

Guadalajara in LA 2016 Closes with The “Tree of Life” Awards

By José Alberto Hermosillo
Telemundo T.V. Anchor Ana Patricia Candiani conducted the Ceremony, photo by Jose Hermosillo  
The Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles, also known as FICG in LA, closed with the Tree of Life (El Árbol de la Vida) award ceremony.
The first award of the night went to the late producer Donald K. Ranvaud. His work includes magnificent pieces such as “Farewell My Concubine,” “Central Station,” “City of God,” “The Constant Gardener,” “Cobrador: In God We Trust,” “Rolling Family,” “Madame Satä, “Lower City.”
Tree of Life, photo by Jose A Hermosillo. Copyrights 2016 Festival in LA
The second award went to the Academy award nominee, late director Héctor Babenco (1946-2016). Born in Mar del Plata made his career in Brazil. 
Babenco's legacy is constituted for great iconic films such as “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Carandidu,” “The Past/El Pasado,” and “Pixote.” His last work “My Hindu Friend,” was screened during the festival.
Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. Copyrights 2016 Festival in LA

His daughter received the award in the name of Héctor Babenco.

Alice Braga, photo by Jose Alberto Hermosillo, copyrights Festival in LA, 2016
And the third award went to the talented Brazilian actress Alice Braga (“City of God,” “Lower City,” “Only God Knows,” “I am legend”).  
Me estas matando, Susana cast and crew. Photo by Jose A. Hermosillo, Copyrights 2016
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After the awards, the festival had a screening of “Me estás matando, Susana/You are Killing Me, Susana,” directed by Roberto Sneider (“Two Crimes, “Tear This Heart Out/Arráncame la vida”). This comedy has Gael Garcia Bernal in the lead role, Verónica Echegui, and Ashley Grace. The film pleased the audience of a packed house.
Alice Braga, photo by Jose A Hermosillo. Copyrights 2016 Festival in LA
FICG in LA, in its sixth edition, continued showcasing outstanding films from Latin-America and celebrated the recognition to the life of actors, filmmakers, and prominent members of the Los Angeles artistic community, and promoted the cultural liaisons between Latinos in Hollywood.
Angelica María, photo by Jose A Hermosillo. Copyrights 2016 Festival in LA

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