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‘Requiem’ splits Spanish nod

Three jurors vote for 'Town,' also about drug addiction

VALLADOLID, Spain — The 45th Valladolid Intl. Film Festival wrapped Saturday night with its Golden Spike award for best film split between American and French contenders, to the dissatisfaction of some commentators.

The six-person jury (the seventh member, Italian actress Sandra Cecarelli, abandoned the festival midweek for personal reasons) awarded the top prize to Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream,” his followup to “*,” and Robert Guediguian’s panoramic view of life in a troubled town, “The Town Is Quiet” (“La ville est tranquille”). Both pics are based on the problems of drug addiction.

“Ville” also took best actress for Ariane Ascaride’s perf as a mother trying to help her addicted son, while best actor went to Damian Alcazar in Luis Estrada’s “Herod’s Law” (“La ley de Herodes”) for his role as a small-town politico in 1940s Mexico.

The Silver Spike for runner-up went to Karyn Kusama’s Sundance hit “Girlfight.”

The Valladolid Fest consolidated its role this year as a Spanish window for cutting-edge arthouse cinema.

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