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‘Light’ shines at Mexico’s Ariel noms

'Cobrador' earns eight mentions

MEXICO CITY — Carlos Reygadas’ “Silent Light” scooped nine nominations, including all the major categories, for this year’s Ariels, the Mexican Motion Picture Academy film awards.

It was trailed by Paul Leduc’s “Cobrador, in God We Trust,” with eight.

The two pics go head-to-head for picture, director, cinematography and editing.

Everardo Gonzalez’s documentary “Los ladrones viejos,” a stylish portrait of aging thieves, is also competing for best picture and director, as well as editing and docu.

Showcasing Mexico’s young talent, a trio of tyro writer-directors were nominated for original screenplay: Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman for “Cochochi” and Aaron Fernandez for “Used Parts.”

Both pics are also up for best first film along with Sundance winner “Blue Eyelids,” which also snagged noms for its lead actors Enrique Arreola and Cecilia Suarez.

And the nominees are …

PICTURE

Cobrador, in God We Trust, Salamandra Prods.

Los ladrones viejos, Artegios

Silent Light, Mantarraya

DIRECTOR

Paul Leduc, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Everardo Gonzalez, Los ladrones viejos

Carlos Reygadas, Silent Light

ACTRESS

Miriam Toews, Silent Light

Cecilia Suarez, Blue Eyelids

Irene Azuela, Quemar las naves

ACTOR

Lazaro Ramos, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Jorge Zarate, Dos abrazos

Enrique Arreola, Blue Eyelids

Alan Chavez, Partes usadas

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Miriana Moro, Drama/mex

Mayra Serbulo, La zona

Maria Pankratz, Silent Light

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Chavez, La zona

Mario Zaragoza, La zona

Silverio Palacios, Morirse en domingo

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman, Cochochi

Carlos Reygadas, Silent Light

Aaron Fernandez, Partes usadas

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Xavier  Robles, Cementerio de papel

Paul Leduc, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Laura Santullo, La zona

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Diego Rodriguez, Joseph Maria Civit and Angel Goded, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Alexis Zabe, Silent Light

Guillermo Granillo, Morirse en domingo

EDITING

Juan Carlos Macias, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Juan Manuel Figueroa, Los ladrones viejos

Natalia Lopez, Silent Light

ORIGINAL SCORE

Carles Cases and La Lupita, KM 31

Gabriel Villar, La leyenda de la Nahuala

Alejandro Giacoman and Joselo Rangel, Quemar las naves

SOUND

David Baksht, Martin Hernandez, Toninho Muricy, Victor Tendler, Lena Esquenazi and Jaime Baksht, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Mario Martinez Cobos, Miguel Angel Molina, Ernesto Gaytan and Evelia Cruz, KM 31

Sergio Diaz, Martin Hernandez, Jaime Baksht and Raul Locatelli, Silent Light

ART DESIGN

Barbara Enriquez and Margarita Jussid, Cobrador, in God We Trust

Jose Luis Aguilar and Lorenza Manrique, Morirse en domingo

Lizette Ponce, Quemar las naves

COSTUME

Mariestela Fernandez, KM 31

Nohemi Gonzalez, Silent Light

Gabriela Fernandez, Blue Eyelids

MAKEUP

Roberto Ortiz, Inaqui Legaspi and Gaby Benito, KM 31

Regina Reyes and David Ruiz Gameros, Morirse en domingo

SPECIAL EFFECTS

Javier Moreno Buzzo and Alfonso Moreno, Buzzo, Canitas, Presencia

Alejandro Vazquez, KM 31

Ricardo Arvizu, Malos habitos

VISUAL EFFECTS

Roberto Garcia and Charlie Iturriaga, KM 31

Francisco Munoz, Malos habitos

Raul Prado, Roberto Garcia and Charlie Iturriaga, Morirse en domingo

FIRST WORK

Cochochi Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman

Blue Eyelids, Ernesto Contreras

Partes usadas, Aaron Fernandez

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Bajo Juarez, la ciudad devorando a sus hijas, Alejandra Sanchez and Jose Antonio Cordero

Los ladrones viejos, Everardo Gonzalez

Mi vida dentro, Lucia Gaja

ANIMATED FEATURE

La leyenda de la Nahuala, Ricardo Arnaiz

SHORT, FICTION

Destapalo, Eun-Hee Ihm

Fin de trayecto, Acan Coen

Senas particulares, Kenya Marquez

Ver lover, Elisa Miller

SHORT, DOCUMENTARY

De motu cordis, Mariana Ochoa

La mutilacion de San Pedro, segun San Xavier, Olivia Portillo Rangel

Mago … El misterio de la vida, Angel Estrada Soto

SHORT, ANIMATED

Balance cosmico, Francisco Athie

De la vista nace el amor, Miguel Anaya Borja

Sindrome de linea blanca, Lourdes Villagomez

IBEROAMERICAN PICTURE

Satanas, Andres Baiz (Colombia)

Elite Squad, Jose Padilha (Brazil)

XXY, Lucia Puenzo (Argentina)

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