Málaga (EFE) here, but we are highly regarded throughout the world.”
This was explained to EFE by the actor Jorge Sanz, one of those who, since shortly after 5:30 p.m., have begun to parade cheered by the public that had been waiting long before at the doors of Teatro Cervantes, waiting to pass. inside for the opening gala to take place.
Sanz has explained that this good moment has to be “for everyone to work, not just veterans, because there has to be an industry and a place for everyone”, and has said that the actors who were already established in the 90s ” We give a lot of war so that they forget us ”.
The first to walk on the carpet were the actresses Bárbara Hermosilla and Ana Vide, dressed by the Ibizan designer Virginia Vald, and from there a parade of stars began at the Plaza Jerónimo Cuervo theater, which among journalists and fans, They have each taken almost half an hour to access the theater.
The actress Emma Suárez stars in ‘Someone to take care of me’, the film that opens the festival tonight, and has said that, despite this, she lives this year’s festival “very calm, and above all satisfied with the work we have done”, and cites as an anecdote that it is the first time that one of his works opens the Malaga exhibition.
Aura Garrido, Magüi Mira, Pedro Mari Sánchez, Francesc Garrido, Víctor Clavijo, María Isabel Díaz Lago and Carlos Olalla complete the cast of the film, “a good film that we have on our hands and that we have made with all the love possible”, he explains Clavijo just before entering the theater, very calm, “although with a point of unconsciousness, because if you are not unconscious you cannot dedicate yourself to this job.”
A job in which you have to reinvent yourself in search of new objectives, as defended by the actress Itziar Castro, who, while waiting for roles in film or television, has declared: “I have a work underway that is a poetic and theatrical concert , in which I read my poems, talk about love and heartbreak and sing a song by Raphael”.
More than 200 guests
The singer from Linares has been one of the most cheered on the red carpet, and has even been encouraged to sing “My great night” with the public, although there have been other exponents of the song, such as Vanesa Martín, happy to announce a tour that in October and November will take her to different destinations in Latin America, or the singer Miguel Poveda, waiting to premiere his version of the Poemas del Cante Jondo by Federico García Lorca.
For her part, the singer from Málaga Diana Navarro has admitted that she has discovered acting in the theater, in relation to the play ‘En tierra extraña’.
Among the veteran actors who have gone through the red carpet has been Mariano Peña from Huelva, who has valued the importance of actors, like him, with experience, such as those of Kiti Mánver, María Galiana or Ramón Barea.
As always, the models chosen by the actresses have taken most of the photos, such as Mina El Hammani, who has chosen a green dress by Andrew Pocrid; Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, with a design by Pedro del Hierro, or the Argentine Agustina Palma, with a work by Babylon in red.
Daniel Casaores, Natalia Lacunza, Elena Sánchez, Marta Hazas, Gerardo Herrero, María Basora, or Aura Garrido have been parading down the red carpet of the festival, in a list of more than 200 guests from the world of cinema in all its aspects and series television, until shortly before 8:00 p.m. the official opening gala began.
Raphael lives another great night
The most special moment of the night has been introduced with music, in this case the voice of Diana Navarro to give a personal touch to Raphael’s greatest hits such as “Yo soy aquel”, “En carne viva”, “Qué sabe nadie” and “Victory”.
Diana Navarro herself has been in charge of delivering that Biznaga Ciudad del Paraíso to Raphael, before a standing audience that has given the artist an ovation for several minutes.
“How big you are!” a spectator yelled at Raphael, who replied: “1.70 I think, that’s how they measured me in the military”, before confessing the “tremendous illusion” that this award caused him.
Iceta highlights the “push” of the filmmakers
The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, highlighted this Friday the “great moment” that Spanish cinema is experiencing, “largely due to the drive” of women filmmakers.
Iceta, who tonight attended the opening of the 26th Malaga Film Festival, which was held in the city’s central Teatro Cervantes, stated that events like this “only confirm that Spanish cinema is experiencing a great moment”.
And a good part of this success, he has said, is due to the work of women like Estíbaliz Urresola, director of the film ‘20,000 species of bees’, which already triumphed at the Berlinale, winning the Silver Bear for Best Female Performance and can be see these days in Malaga.
In fact, the contest always pays special attention to films made by women, with 41 percent of the titles in the official section featuring female directors.
By Fermín Cabanillas and José Luis Picón