· The award recognizes the diffusion that A Contracorriente Films made of the world of sailing through “ En Solitario ”, a story of friendship in the most extreme non-stop regatta in the world
· The film distributor and producer, one of the most important in the Spanish market, has specialized in European and independent cinema, with films such as the award-winning “Intocable”
· The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be presented on September 6 at a gala that will be held from 8:00 p.m. at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Bayonne
The film producer and distributor A Contracorriente Films will receive the 2013 Mariano Aguado Communication Award at the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards , which will be presented on September 6 at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Bayonne, as part of the celebration of the XXIX Prince of Asturias Trophy.
Born in 2010 with the aim of “ doing things in a different way ” A Contracorriente has been involved with European and independent cinema since its inception, promoting films such as the world-renowned and award-winning “ Intocable ”.
In 2013, two years after that great success, one of the most ambitious projects in European cinema hit the screens, “ En Solitaire ” (Solo), a Franco-Belgian-Spanish co-production (by Gaumont, Les Filmes du Cap, A Contracorriente Films and Scope Pictures) described by critics as “ an ode to the sea ”. Directed by Christophe Offenstein and starring François Cluzet, it tells the story of Yann, a sailor who unexpectedly manages to make his dream of participating in the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop sailing round the world, come true. The competition becomes an unforgettable human adventure when Yann is brought aboard his ship by a young stowaway who, in addition to forcing him to change his navigation courses, will change his way of seeing life.
With a budget that exceeded 17 million euros, this great story of friendship in one of the most extreme regattas served to spread and bring the world of sailing closer to the general public, something that the jury of the National Sailing Awards wanted to recognize Terras Gauda, by awarding A Contracorriente Films the 2013 Mariano Aguado Communication Award.
Those responsible for the production company will receive the award at a gala to be held on September 6 at eight in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayonne.