Ernesto Alterio wins the Eduardo Fajardo Award in the Prima Opera section for Best Leading Actor for the movie “CHRONICLE OF A STORM” at XIX Almería Film Festival.
“CRÓNICA DE UNA TORMENTA”, debut feature by the Argentine director Mariana Barassi, has participated in the First Opera Section of the XIX edition of the Almería Film Festival. The film also participated in the last Malaga Film Festival.
“CHRONICLE OF A STORM” is based on the play “Testosterona” by Sabina Berman and with the two main actors Ernesto Alterio (“I leave it whenever I want”, “The shadow of the Law”, “Perfect strangers”) and Clara Lake (“People who come and Bah”, “Eight Catalan surnames”, “Now or never”, “Eight Basque surnames”) is Quique Fernandez (“Ira”, “Crumbs”, “The Diners”).
Antonio (Ernesto Alterio), the director of an important newspaper must choose his successor: Maca (Clara Lago), a woman who is committed to cooperation between the members of the company and not to verticality at work will compete against the other deputy director , Vargas (Quique Fernández), a manipulative journalist who knows them all.
Maca has been Antonio’s favorite disciple since college, and they are also united by a platonic love affair, but while she seems like the ideal candidate for the position, Antonio doubts her ability to wield power.
The night in which Antonio tells Maca about the selection process, both are locked in the newspaper by a strong storm, and in the course of that night they will speak in depth, discuss and reveal transcendental issues of life, journalism, love, death and sex. An intense and decisive encounter, on the night before Christmas, that will change their lives forever.
CHRONICLE OF A STORM speaks of labor relations, the power of the media, professional aging, maturity as knowledge and as social marginalization, the role of women in power environments, sex, family, motherhood, dreams not fulfilled, broken promises.
The actor has not been able to be present at the Festival due to work commitments, but he makes the following comment about the award, “Many thanks to the festival and the jury for believing me worthy of this award. I am very happy to receive it.
I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the Diputación de Almería and the Festival for the courage to carry out this edition in these difficult times that are affecting us. I also want to thank the film’s producer Gerardo Herrero and the director Mariana Barassi for giving me the opportunity to play such a beautiful character.
And I would like to share this award with my great colleague Clara Lago, because we have made this film hand in hand, so half of this award belongs to her. “
“CHRONICLE OF A STORM” is produced by Tornasol, Urkulu Cinematographic Productions AIE Y Hernández and Fernández Cinematographic Productions AIE, in co-production with Haddock Films Y Aleph Media with the support of ICAA. Distributed by Syldavia Cinema and will hit theaters on first half of 2021.