Updated 02:13 AM EST, Sat, Dec 04, 2021

Alberto Rodriguez's Thriller 'La Isla Minima' Wins Big At the 29th Goya Awards

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"La Isla Minima" was a huge success at the Spanish Film Academy's 29th Goya Awards held in Madrid on Saturday.

The Spanish thriller film directed by Alberto Rodriguez won in 10 out of the 17 categories in which it was nominated, Fox News Latino reported.

Some of the awards the movie won are the Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Music Score. Javier Gutierrez and Nerea Barros also won the Best Actor and Best New Actress awards, respectively, the news outlet added.

"La Isla Minima" or "Marshland," set in 1980, centers on a pair of outsider policemen as they discover some dirty truths in the Andalucian wetlands. The two, played by Gutierrez (Juan) and Raul Arevalo (Paul), travel from Madrid to Spain's deep south "to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two sisters after a local fiesta," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In "La Isla Minima," characters that were introduced usually come and go, but, as pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter, "there's detail in all of them." Performances from the actors are "classy" and the script, written by Rodriguez and Rafael Cobos, "uses the thriller format to lock together the personal, the social and the political in what adds up to not only a darkly ambiguous thriller but a portrait of an isolated community."

The film also stars Manolo Solo, Antonio de la Torre, Jesus Carroza, Jesus Castro, and Salva Reina. "La Isla Minima" was produced by Atipica Films, Atresmedia, and Sacromonte Films, the news outlet noted.

Watch the trailer below.

Listed below is the complete set of winners at the Goya Awards, as published by The Hollywood Reporter.




Alberto Rodriguez for "Marshland"

New Director

Carlos Marquesk-Marcet for "10,000 km"

Lead Actor

Javier Gutierrez for "Marshland"

Lead Actress

Barbara Lennie for "Magical Girl"

Original Screenplay

Alberto Rodriguez, Rafael Cobos for "Marshland"

Adapted Screenplay

Claro Garcia, Cristobal Ruiz, Javier Fesser for "Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmy el Cachondo"

Animated Film

"Mortadelo and Filemon Against Jimmey el Cachondo"

New Actor

Dani Rovira for "A Spanish Affair"

New Actress

Nerea Barros for "Marshland"

Supporting Actress

Carmen Machi for "A Spanish Affair"

Supporting Actor

Karra Elejalde for "A Spanish Affair"

Artistic Director

Pepe Dominguez for "Marshland"

Production Design

Edmon Roch, Toni Novella for "El Nino"


Jose M.G. Moyano for "Marshland"


Alex Catalan for "Marshland"

Special Effects

Guillermo Orbe, Raul Romanillos for "El Nino"

Original Score

Julio de la Rosa for "Marshland"

Original Score

"Nino sin Miedo" by David Santisteban, India Martinez, Riki Rivera for El Nino


Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago, Sergio Burmann for "El Nino"

Makeup and Hair

Jose Quetgias, Carmen Veinat, Pedro Rodriguez for "Musaranas"


Fernando Garcia for "Marshland"

Feature Documentary

"Paco de Lucia: The Search"

European Film

"Ida" by Pawel Pawlikowsky

Latin American Film

"Wild Tales" by Damian Szifron

Fiction Short

"Café Para Llevar" by Patricia Font

Animated Short

"Juan y la Nube" by Giovanni Maccelli

Documentary Short

"Walls (If These Walls Could Talk)" by Miguel Lopez Beraza

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