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‘A Monster Calls’ Wins Nine Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards

Goya Awards: ‘Fury of a Patient Man’ Takes Top Prize as ‘A Monster Calls’ Nearly Sweeps With 9 Prizes

The Hollywood Reporter – February 4, 2017

By Pamela Rolfe

Raul Arevalo’s directorial debut Fury of a Patient Man took the top award at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards ceremony on Saturday, even as Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls nearly swept the night with nine awards, including in the director category.

Bayona’s tale of a boy who faces his mother’s illness with the help of a monster had received 12 nominations.

A teary-eyed Bayona, seated next to his twin brother Carlos, celebrated each award for Monster as if it were his first successful film, instead of the third in a highly acclaimed trilogy centering on the mother-child relationship. The helmer dedicated his award to all who suffer from cancer and to his father, who taught him the transformative power of culture. Read more.