Miami International Film Festival Boasts 54 Goya Award Nominations Ahead of Spanish-Rich 2016 Line-Up

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The Bride

Alex Garcia and Inma Cuesta in The Bride (La novia).

On the heels of announcing our Opening Night film My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) along with a rich slate of diverse films from Spain, nominees have been revealed for the 30th annual Premios Goya, Spain’s prestigious and star-studded annual event à la Oscars.

Among them, the Miami International Film Festival boasts 54 total nominations for films we have the pleasure of premiering to Miami audiences, including 4 of the 5 films nominated for Best Picture.

The Bride (La novia), part of our 2016 program, scored a major coup with the most nominations at 12, including Best Picture, Best Director for Paula Ortiz, and a nod for star Inma Cuesta, who charmed Festival audiences in 2014 with Three Many Weddings. Based on the play Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, The Bride centers on a love triangle made complicated when an old beggar gives the torn bride some sage advice and a gift of two glass daggers.

Inma Cuesta is up against crossover darling and Academy Award-winner Penelope Cruz, who is nominated for her leading role in Ma Ma.  In this sophisticated melodrama from director Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia), Cruz gives the performance of a lifetime as a courageous woman ready to defy all odds in order to live life to the fullest.  The film, also part of our 2016 program, scored 3 total nominations.

Other nominated films coming to the Festival March 4-13, 2016 include:

Our Opening Night film My Big Night with 4 nominations.  The film stars Spanish icon Raphael, who will kick-off the 2016 Festival.  Get your tickets now and join the Opening Night fun:

Nothing in Return (A cambio de nada) with 6 nominations, including Best Picture, and directed by Daniel Guzmán, who also stars in My Big Night.

Truman with 6 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Palm Trees in the Snow (Palmeras en la nieve) with 5 nominations.

The King of Havana (El rey de la Habana) with 3 nominations.

Happy 140 (Felices 140) with 2 nominations.

Spy Time (Anacleto: Agente secreto) with 2 nominations.

Magallanes with 1 nomination.

Our recent GEMS Film Festival also earned its share of nominated films.  A Perfect Day (Un dia perfecto) rounds out the Best Picture nominations, also landing Tim Robbins a nod.  And Audience Award winner The Clan (El Clan) continues its international success with a nomination for Best Ibero-American Film, up against 2015 Festival selection Tea Time (La Once).

Enjoy the best films from Spain at the 2016 Miami International Film Festival.  Read more, watch trailers, and start making your Festival plans now:[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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