A tribute to his entire career: The Organizing Committee of the event has awarded the Feroz Award of Honor to Victoria Abril. The interpreter of « distant heels » He will collect his award on February 8 at the Ciudad de Alcobendas Auditorium Theater, in recognition of his impressive professional career, in which he has made around a hundred feature films and a score of television series.
The actress joins José Sacristán, Carlos Saura, Rosa Maria Sardà, Chicho Ibáñez Serrador, Verónica Forqué, José Luis Cuerda and the brothers Julia and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba as winners of the precious honorary award granted by the Association of Cinematographic Informants of Spain (AICE ). « It is a real privilege that Victoria Abril has accepted the Ferocious of Honor », says María Guerra, president of AICE.
Victoria Abril at the 2020 Feroz Awards
« She is an immense actress of unclassifiable talent. Her career is the very mirror of the emotional guts of Spanish women throughout several decades of our history. Victoria Abril has interpreted the vulnerability, rage and power, pleasure and pain of women of all kinds like no one else. The strength of your characters are the extension of your charisma. She herself is a force of nature that has thrilled us on screen, and also, at times, it has made us tremble as journalists « , says Guerra about the impressive work that the artist has done throughout her career and how her role has been in the evolution of women in Spanish cinema.
His impeccable professional career
Victoria Abril began her career in the audiovisual sector when she was 15 years old in the program ‘One, two, three … respond again’ as a stewardess. From that moment, he began working in the cinema. He worked in twelve Vicente Aranda films such as « Cambio de sexo », « The girl with the golden panties », « El Lute: walks or busts » or « Lovers ». She was one of the « Almodóvar girls » and participated in several feature films by the Manchego director like « Tie me up! », « High heels » or « Kika ». His work conquered many other professionals in the sector such as Borau, Berlanga, Chávarri, Armiñan or Félix Rotaeta.
Victoria Abril in ‘Without identity’
The success of Abril is not only on the big screen, but also in theater and on television. The actress has been part of mythical series such as ‘La barraca’, ‘The footprint of crime’, ‘Los pazos de Ulloa’, ‘The horsemen of the dawn’, ‘Without identity’ or ‘Christmas days’. Not only has she left her mark on the Spanish audiovisual industry, the interpreter has lived in Paris for years, having worked in productions in the neighboring country that have earned her several nominations at the César Awards of the French Film Academy.
The Feroz de Honor 2021 will join other great awards from the Spanish audiovisual industry that Victoria Abril has won throughout her career. Thanks to her work in « No one will talk about us when we’re dead » in 1995, The artist won the Goya for best leading actress and the Silver Shell at the San Sebastián Festival. She has been an officer of the Arts and Letters of France since 1998 and was also made a « knight » of the French Legion of Honor. She obtained the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2004 and was honored in 2015 during the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.