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‘Cronica’ flies with Condors award

Thriller won honors for film, screenplay, sets

BUENOS AIRES — Israel Adrian Caetano’s “Cronica de una fuga” (Chronicle of an Escape) took the top prize Monday at the Argentine Assn. of Film Journalists’ awards for 2006.

Thriller, which tells the story of a kidnapping during Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship, won Condors de Plata for film, adapted screenplay and set design at the 55th edition of the country’s biggest film awards ceremony.

Pic was in competition at Cannes last year.

Daniel Burman’s father-and-son drama “Ley de familia” (Family Law), the country’s candidate for foreign-language Oscar nomination, scooped director, original screenplay and supporting actor (Arturo Goetz).

Rodrigo Moreno’s bodyguard drama “El custodio,” honored at Berlin, Guadalajara and Sundance, took the debut feature trophy and the lead actor nod for Julio Chavez.

Valeria Bertucelli drew the actress plaudit for her role in Diego Lerman’s “Mientras Tanto” (Meanwhile), a low-budget tale of different people in Buenos Aires, and Evangelina Salazar picked up supporting actress for her performance in Luis Ortega’s “Monobloc.”

And the winners are:

FILM
“Cronica de una fuga,” Israel Adrian Caetano

FIRST FILM
“El custodio,” Rodrigo Moreno

DIRECTOR
Daniel Burman, “Ley de familia”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Ley de familia”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Israel Adrian Caetano, Esteban Student and Julian Loyola, “Cronica de una fuga”

ACTOR
Julio Chavez, “El custodio”

ACTRESS
Valeria Bertucelli, “Mientras tanto”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Arturo Goetz, “Ley de familia”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Evangelina Salazar, “Monobloc”

SURPRISE ACTOR
Martin Piroyansky, “Sofacama”

SURPRISE ACTRESS
Marina Vilte, “Una estrella y dos cafes”

ANIMATED FEATURE
“El raton Perez,” Juan Jose Buscarini

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Guillermo Nieto, “Nacido y Criado”

SOUND
Martin Grignaschi and Federico Billordo, “Agua”

MUSIC
Rodolfo Mederos, “El ultimo bandoneon”

SET DESIGN
Alberto Ponce, “Cronica de una fuga”

ART DIRECTION
Mercedes Alfonsin, “Monobloc”

COSTUME DESIGN
Beatriz di Benedetto, “Las manos”

DOCUMENTARY
“Candido Lopez: Los campos de batalla,” Jose Luis Garcia

SCREENPLAY FOR DOCUMENTARY
“Candido Lopez: Los campos de batalla,” Jose Luis Garcia
“Bialet Masse, un siglo despues,” Sergio Iglesias

FEATURE VIDEO
“Caballos en la ciudad,” Ana Gershenson

SHORT FILM
“Medianeras,” Gustavo Taretto

FOREIGN FILM IN SPANISH
“Volver,” Pedro Almodovar (Spain)

FOREIGN FILM NOT IN SPANISH
“Little Miss Sunshine,” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (U.S.)

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