52º Gramado Film Festival was present at the Platino Awards

The curator of the Gramado Festival, Marcos Santuario, was present at the Platino Awards ceremony last Saturday (20), in Mexico. During the meeting, Santuario highlighted the strength of Ibero-American production and Gramado’s relationship with the international scene.

“My participation in the 2024 Platino Awards is the continuation of a relationship that has been established for some time with the cinematographic universe of Latin America and Iberoamerica. Here, this year, I was in contact with two personalities honored in Gramado, Cecília Roth and Alice Braga. Cecília was honored here too, so my presence brought back to her the memory of Gramado, which she revered to cherish. And having a Brazilian actress like Alice presenting the main prize is recognition of the work of this important artist”, he stated. Both received the Kikito de Cristal, Cecília in 2016 and Alice in 2023.

Santuario also reinforced the importance of solidifying connections: “It is time to establish relationships between this universe and the Gramado Festival, in this desire that we have for ever greater internationalization, it is essential that, in some way, we are present”.

“Sociedade da Neve”, co-produced by Uruguay, Argentina and Spain, was the big winner, with six awards. The curator of Gramado recalls the presence of Kikito winners in the film by director J.A. Bayona: “I had the opportunity to see actors who had already been to Gramado, in previous productions, and this renews this moment of meeting and strengthening Ibero-Brazilian relations. Americans in cinema”.