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Mar Del Plata Festival Awards Best International Film to Spain’s ‘The Year of the Discovery’

Mar Del Plata Festival Awards Best International Film to Spain’s ‘The Year of the Discovery’

Spain’s Luis López Carrasco picked up the Best International Film prize for his documentary “The Year of the Discovery” (“El año del descubrimiento”) on Sunday at Argentina’s Mar del Plata, the only Latin American film fest granted a Category A status by producers assn. Fiapf, placing it in the same league as Cannes, Venice, San Sebastian and Locarno, among others.

Given the restraints imposed by the pandemic, the festival hosted an online edition and offered free access to all Argentine residents.

Carrasco’s sophomore feature follows his debut film “El Futuro,” which premiered at Locarno and collected numerous awards on the festival circuit. “The Year of the Discovery” portrays the flipside of 1992 Spain, which celebrated hosting the Olympics Games in Barcelona and the World Expo in Seville while in Murcia, south-east Spain, enraged workers from the naval, mining and chemical sectors where companies were shut down, battled alongside students against the police,

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