Spanish Film 'La sociedad de la nieve' Triumphs at 2024 Premios Platino

The 2024 Premios Platino celebrated Ibero-American cinema, with 'La sociedad de la nieve' winning big and highlighting the global appeal of Spanish-language productions. The event also became a platform for Argentine filmmakers to protest industry changes.

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Spanish Film 'La sociedad de la nieve' Triumphs at 2024 Premios Platino

Spanish Film 'La sociedad de la nieve' Triumphs at 2024 Premios Platino

The 2024 Premios Platino, celebrating the best of Ibero-American cinema and television, were held on April 20 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Spanish film 'La sociedad de la nieve' emerged as the big winner of the night, taking home six awards, including Best Picture, Best Direction for J.A. Bayona, and Best Male Performance for Enzo Vogrincic.

Hosted by actresses Esmeralda Pimentel and Májida Issa at the El Gran Tlachco theater in Xcaret Park, the 11th edition of the Premios Platino recognized outstanding projects and performers from Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. 'La sociedad de la nieve', a harrowing account of the 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash, has been a global success, with over 250 million views on Netflix and 700,000 theater admissions "The actors are now touring the world and being received as Hollywood stars," director Bayona expressed, noting that it took them ten years to make the film in Spanish.

Other notable winners included Estibaliz Urresola's debut feature '20,000 especies de abejas', which won four awards, including Best Debut Film and Best Screenplay. Chilean films 'El Conde' by Pablo Larraín and 'The Eternal Memory' by Maite Alberdi also received recognition. The ceremony honored Cecilia Roth with the Premios Platino Honorary Award, with Roth emphasizing the need to protect and support Ibero-American cinema.

Why this matters: The Premios Platino showcase the talent and diversity of Ibero-American cinema and television on a global stage. The success of films like 'La sociedad de la nieve' highlights the growing international appeal and impact of Spanish-language productions.

The event also became a platform for Argentine filmmakers to protest the changes impacting their country's film industry, which has been affected by the policies of the far-right president Javier Milei. Despite these challenges, the Premios Platino celebrated the resilience and creativity of Ibero-American filmmakers. The awards will alternate between Xcaret and Madrid as the host venue for the next four years, ensuring continued recognition and support for the region's thriving entertainment industry.

Key Takeaways

  • The 2024 Premios Platino celebrated Ibero-American cinema and TV, held in Riviera Maya.
  • Spanish film 'La sociedad de la nieve' won big, including Best Picture and Best Director.
  • '20,000 especies de abejas' won 4 awards, including Best Debut Film and Best Screenplay.
  • Cecilia Roth received the Premios Platino Honorary Award, advocating for Ibero-American cinema.
  • The awards will alternate between Xcaret and Madrid for the next 4 years.