Preceding the Thursday, March 12 U.S. premiere of Window to the Sea, lead actress Emma Suárez will receive a Career Achievement Tribute (sponsored by Estrella Damm) and the Festival’s Precious Gem Award; an on-stage conversation with the film’s director, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and Suárez will follow the screening.
Suárez has won three Goya Awards (Spain’s Academy Awards), for Best Actress in The Dog in the Manger (El perro del hortelano) (96) and Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta (16), and Best Supporting Actress for The Next Skin (La propera pell) (16).
Suárez will also appear onscreen at the Festival in another new film, The Invisible (Invisibles), by Gracia Querejeta.
The Precious Gem Award has been Miami Film Festival’s signature award since it was introduced in 2015. It is reserved for honoring the truly special stars of the art form, those one-of-a-kind artists whose contributions to cinema are lasting and unforgettable. Miami values are shining brilliance and immeasurable rarity, thus the Precious Gem is the perfect symbol for our highest appreciation, our greatest gratitude, to those artists who have both entertained us and brought us greater understanding of our human condition.