Carlos Sorin's MinimalStories (Historias Minimas) made a sweep on Monday night of Argentina's Oscars, Los Premios Condor. The Spanish-Argentinian co-productiontook home eight awards from its twelve nominations, including trophies for bestpicture, director, original screenplay, new actor, cinematography and sound.

Adrian Caetano's Un OsoRojo, won only one award out of anequal number of nominations.However, another Caetano-directed feature, Bolivia, also won best adapted screenplay in addition to abest supporting actor nod for Victor Laplace.

Paula Hernandez's Herencia won best first film, best actress for Rita Corteseand supporting actress for JulietaDiaz. Pablo Trapero's police drama El Bonaerense took home the best editing award and thebest new actress nod for Mimi Ardu.

Sorin's road movie featuresthree individuals whose separate journeys intersect along the way. Co-producedby Spain's Wanda Vision, Minimal Stories has won a string ofinternational awards from various festivals including San Sebastian,Havana, Cartagena(Colombia), Nantes and Tromso.

Pedro Almodovar's Talk ToHer added another trophy to itsoverflowingpile, beating Jean Pierre Jeunet's Amelie, Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room and Joel and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn'tThere.

The 52nd Condor Awards wereheld at the Km 0 Cine Gaumont. The old theatre has been refurbished by Argentine Film Institute INCAA aspart of its ambitious scheme to establish a number of screens devoted to nationalcinema.


Best picture HistoriasMinimas

Best director Carlos Sorin HistoriasMinimas

Best actor Julio Chavez UnOso Rojo

Best actress Rita Cortese Herencia

Best first feature Herencia

Best supporting actorEnrique Liporace Bolivia

Best supporting ActressJulieta Diaz Herencia

Best new actor Antonio DeBenedictis Historias Minimas

Best new actress Mimi Ardu ElBonaerense

Best original screenplayPablo Solarz Historias Minimas

Best adapted screenplayAdrian Caetano Bolivia

Best cinematography Hugo ColaceHistorias Minimas

Bes music soundtrack NicolasSorin Historias Minimas

Best sound Carlos Abbate andJose Luis Diaz Historias Minimas

Best editing NicolasGoldbart El Bonaerense

Best art direction MargaritaJusid Historias Minimas

Best animated feature MercanoEl Marciano

Best video Balnearios

Best foreign film Talk ToHer (Hable Con Ella)