FernandoEimbcke's Duck Season (Temporada de Patos) has won 11 Ariel awards atMexico's Oscar-equivalent ceremony.
Eimbcke, who made his directorial debut with the work, wentinto the night with 12 nominations and took home best film, director, actor andactress along with best screenplay (for Eimbcke himself), cinematography,music, sound, art design, best first film and mise-en-scene.
Duck Season's closest competitor was InnocentVoices, a co-production with Lions Gate directed by Luis Mandoki which was Mexico'sentry this year to the foreign language of the Oscars.
Innocent Voices took home only three awards outof its 10 nominations, while Manos Libres (Hands Free), directed by JoseBuil, failed to convert any of its nine nominations into an Ariel at theevent's 47th ceremony.
The Ariel for Best Ibero American film went to the popularUrguayan production Whisky by Pablo Estoll and Juan Pablo Rebella, whichpremiered in Cannes last year.
Duck Season is a social comedy based aroundtwo teenagers who live in Mexico City and was one of the big hits at Canneslast year.
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