“Robot Dreams” by Pablo Berger receives four nominations at the Goya Awards

“Robot Dreams” by Pablo Berger receives four nominations at the Goya Awards



Robot Dreams: Spanish animation makes its way to the Goya Awards

The nominations for the Goya Awards, the Oscars of Spanish cinema, have been announced and this year Pablo Berger's animation debut, “Robot Dreams”, has received four nominations. This film received the most nominations for an animated film since 2020, when “Buñuel in the Turtle Labyrinth” also achieved the same feat.

In addition to its nomination for best animated feature, “Robot Dreams” goes head-to-head against live-action films in the categories for best adapted screenplay, original music and editing. Not bad for a director trying his hand at animation for the first time, but Berger is a talented filmmaker whose 2012 film “Blancanieves” is considered a modern classic of Spanish cinema, winning dozens of awards at home and abroad abroad, including ten Goyas.

Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Sara Varon, the film's official synopsis reads: “Dog and Robot are the best friends in the world. One fine day, they decide to go to the seaside, but at the end of the day, Robot is all rusty and completely paralyzed! His friend, not knowing what to do, abandons him. As the seasons pass, Dog tries to find new friends with some success, while Robot has no choice but to dream of more ideal situations."

North American distribution for “Robot Dreams” was picked up by Neon at Cannes, but the company has not yet announced its plans for the film.

While the four nominations are impressive, “Robot Dreams” faces stiff competition in the Goyas' best animated feature category. The other films nominated in this category are: “The Pianist They Shot” by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, “Sultana's Dream” by Isabel Herguera, “Hanna and the Monsters” by Lorena Ares and “Mummies” by Juan Jesús García Galocha.

The Goyas also include categories for Best Animated Short Film and Best Special Effects, demonstrating the growing recognition of animation as a valuable art form and entertainment. The competition is fierce, but the attention is certainly deserved for the talent and creativity that is making its way into the world of Spanish animation.



Source: www.cartoonbrew.com

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