Some Goya 2023 with a feminine look: Women directors sweep the nominations

This 2022 has been a year of great films in Spanish cinema. Something that could already be experienced in the three films that the Academy proposed to send to the Oscars; as beasts, alcarràs Y five little wolves. The first triumphed at the Tokyo Film Festival, the second broke the Spanish curse at the Berlinale and the story about the motherhood of Alauda Ruiz de Azua is one of the best national cinema debuts that is sweeping platforms like HBO Max or Filmin. But without a doubt, what the nominations for the goya 2023 It is the clear feminine authorial look that exists today in our country.

‘Five Wolves’ (BTeam Pictures)

To begin with, you have to place yourself in the grand prize of the night. The best film award has five candidates. alcarràs, Ace Beasts, the maternal Y model 77 will compete to be crowned in the Sevillian night of Spanish cinema. And it is quite significant that 3 (most of them) are run by women. Carla Simón in the case of alcarràsAlauda Ruiz de Azúa with five little wolves and Pilar Palomero thanks to the maternal. However, in the specific case of the Best Director, only two of those three have remained in the pool, since Alauda makes his debut with five little wolves and that therefore, his candidacy must pass to that of Best New Director.

Carla Simon
Carla Simón on the set of ‘Alcarràs’ (Avalon)

And it is precisely in the rookie look where a clear generational change can be seen which, combined with most of the titles, shows that they will be Goya 2023 clearly dominated by a brilliant feminine vision. Charlotte Pereda (little pig), Elena Lopez Riera (Water) and the previously mentioned Ruiz de Azua have a good chance of winning consideration, to the detriment of Juan Diego Botto and Mikel Gurrea with in the margins Y suro.

The 37th edition of the Goya Awards will be held on February 11 at the Palacio de Congresos in Seville. The gala will be presented by the actors Clara Lago and Antonio de la Torre, who will debut in such a role. The great festival of Spanish cinema returns to the city of La Giralda three years later, on a night in which The kingdom he took seven awards. A good omen for the director Sorogoyen, who will return to the place that has most awarded a tape of his filmography.