Ibero-American and European nominees will be able to attend the Goya penghargaan awards ceremony

The film team nominated for Goya for Best Ibero-American Film and Best European Film were finally able to attend the gala on February 12 in the Spanish city of Valencia, after the Spanish Film Academy overturned the decision to screen both films. virtual gifts.

The decision, adopted by the Goya Awards Commission of the Film Academy, was communicated this Thursday to the film team, some of those affected explained to Efe.

A week ago, the Academy had informed eight teams – four in each category – that they would not be able to attend the gala to avoid risk due to the mobility required their presence would imply, as they are all outside Spain.

The affected Ibero-American film crew later reassured Efe that they were “deeply disappointed” by the decision they deemed “grossly unfair”, because their country’s borders were not closed and the risk of their displacement was the same. of people traveling from Madrid or Barcelona to Valencia.

The action affected the teams “Song without a name” (Peru), “The Cordillera of Dreams” (Chile), “The Siamese” (Argentina) and “The Wolves” (Mexico), in the case of the Ibero-American film. .

And “The Perfect Man” (Germany), “Goodbye, Idiots” (France), “Another Round” (Denmark) and “A Promising Young Woman” (England), in the best European film category.

The Ibero-American-nominated producer and director sent a letter to the Film Academy expressing their discomfort and mentioning the reasons why they considered the decision to be reconsidered.

Now the Academy has stepped back and will allow film representatives to attend the 36th Goya Awards gala in person.

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