‘Valentin’ wins hearts at kudofest

Agresti-helmed pic takes seven Condors de Plata

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BUENOS AIRES — “Valentin,” a coming-of-age tale set in the 1960s, dominated the Argentine Assn. of Film Journalists awards, held Tuesday in Buenos Aires.

Alejandro Agresti-helmed pic took seven Condors de Plata, including film, director and original screenplay (Agresti). Rodrigo Noya, the boy hero of the pic, nabbed the surprise actor category.

Luis Cesar D’Angiolillo’s “Potestad,” a drama about a 60-year-old recalling the loss of his young daughter, drew the actor nod for Eduardo “Tato” Pavlovsky and adapted screenplay.

Marina Glezer picked up actress honors for Juan Carlos Desanzo’s “El Polaquito,” about a street kid who gets by singing tangos. It also won for cinematography.

Daniel Burak’s “Bar el chino” nabbed freshman film kudos, while Sergio Wolf and Lorena Munoz’s “Yo no se que me han hecho tus ojos” (I Don’t Know What Your Eyes Did to Me) scooped the feature docu prize. Top honors for feature video went to “Oscar Aleman, vida con swing,” directed by Hernan Gaffet.

Eduardo Mignogna’s “Cleopatra,” starring vet actress Norma Aleandro, went away empty handed despite six nominations and a strong box office run, as did Nestor Montalbano’s kidnapping satire “Soy tu aventura” with five noms.

And the winners are…

FILM
“Valentin” directed by Alejandro Agresti

FIRST FILM
“Bar el chino” directed by Daniel Burak

DIRECTOR
Alejandro Agresti, “Valentin”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Alejandro Agresti, “Valentin”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Ariel Rioli Sienra and Luis Cesar D’Angiolillo, “Potestad”

ACTOR
Eduardo “Tato” Pavlovsky, “Potestad”

ACTRESS
Marina Glezer, “El polaquito”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Gustavo Garzon, “El fondo del mar”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Beatriz Thibaudin, “Tan de repente”

SURPRISE ACTOR
Rodrigo Noya, “Valentin”

SURPRISE ACTRESS
Raquel Bank, “El juego de la silla”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carlos Torlaschi, “El polaquito”

ORIGINAL SCORE
Paul M. Van Brugge, “Valentin”

SOUND
Daniel Marquez, “Raul Barboza, el sentimiento de abrazar”

SET DESIGN
Alejandro Brodersohn, “Valentin”

ART DIRECTION
Floris Vos, “Valentin”

DOCUMENTARY
“Yo no se que me han hecho tus ojos” directed by Lorena Munoz and Sergio Wolf

FEATURE VIDEO
“Oscar Aleman, vida con swing” directed by Hernan Gaffet

FOREIGN FILM
“Russian Ark” directed by Alexander Sokurov

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