LLUÍS HOMAR, NACHO MARTÍNEZ AWARD
The actor Lluís Homar (Barcelona, 1957) will be recognized during the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of Gijón with the Nacho Martínez Film Prize 2016. This award was born in 2002 as a tribute to the missing actor to recognize human values and life trajectory of film professionals. The protagonist of films like Eva, Los abrazos rotos or La Plaza del Diamante will come to Gijón to collect the prize next November 20th, in an act that will take place at the Jovellanos Theater.
To talk about the career of Homar is to travel around the last four decades of cinema, television and theater in our country through characters who eat the screens and fill the stages. Since his debut, in 1982, under the orders of Francesc Betriu, in that old postwar story which is La plaza del diamante, to La fosa (Pere Vilà and Barceló), his voice has involved dozens of stories in the cinema, transforming them into unforgettable stories through essential characters. This is what Lluís Homar achieves in each interpretation: to instill credibility for each character that gives life. Maybe it's because, he says, he likes to get personally involved, to go beyond the professional so that the results are better.
On the big screen, Homar has played many roles, such as Max, the butler robot in the science fiction film Eva (2011), by Kike Maíllo, a role worth his first Goya. Other outstanding roles are his participation in Pedro Almodovar’s La mala educación (2004) and Los abrazos rotos(2009), his interpretation of Pope Alexander VI in Los Borgia by Antonio Hernández, or Gonzalo, the brain of Los Pelayos by Eduard Cortés.
He has also worked with some of the most outstanding directors of the Spanish scene in more than forty titles: Mario Camus (La ciudad de los prodigios), Vicente Aranda (Si te dicen que caí), Pilar Miró (El pájaro de la ciudad), Gerardo Vera (La Celestina), Ventura Pons (Morir o no) or Montxo Armendáriz (Obaba), Manuel Gómez Pereira (Reinas) and Julio Medem (Caótica Ana).
The Nacho Martínez Film Prize consists of a unique sculpture by Jaime Herrero, granted in an altruistic way to this contest.