Films “Nayola” and “They killed the pianist” nominated for Platino awards


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The animated films “Nayola”, by José Miguel Ribeiro, and “Mataram o pianista”, by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, co-produced by Portugal, are nominated for the Platino, the Ibero-American film awards, the organization has revealed.

According to the list of nominees for the 11th edition of the Platino Awards, scheduled for April 20 in Mexico, these two films are candidates for the award for best animated feature film.

“Nayola” is the first feature film by Portuguese director José Miguel Ribeiro, and has already been awarded and shown at various festivals and premiered in Portuguese cinemas.

With a script by Virgílio Almeida, based on a play by José Eduardo Agualusa and Mia Couto, “Nayola” contrasts the lives of three generations of women – Lelena, Nayola and Yara – against the backdrop of Angola’s civil war.

“They killed the pianist”, which hits Portuguese cinemas on the 21st, is a documentary by Spanish directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, with Humberto Santana, founder of Animanostra, as co-producer.

The film tells the story of the Brazilian pianist Tenório Júnior, considered one of the key figures in Bossa Nova, who disappeared in Buenos Aires in March 1976, when he was accompanying Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes at a concert, and the military forces were already taking action as a result of the coup, which took place in those days, and the military dictatorship that would last until 1983.

The film features archive testimonies from many musicians, such as Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Toquinho, João Donato, Bebo Valdés and Bud Shank, as well as the writer Ferreira Gullar, journalists, friends and family of the pianist.

Also in that same Platino category are the films “El sueño de la raisin”, “Home is somewhere else” and “Robot Dreams”.

J.A. Bayona’s “The Snow Society” is the most nominated film at the Platino Awards, with seven nominations.

The ceremony is scheduled for April 20 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The Platino Awards are organized by the Audiovisual Producers’ Rights Management Entity and the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers, in partnership with film academies and institutes in Ibero-American countries.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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