Romanian actress Olimpia Melinte took the “Revelation of the year” prize for the double role of Cannibal film directed by the Spanish Manuel Martin Cuenca, in a gala held on March 10 at Teatro Arteria Coliseum in Madrid by the Spanish Actors Guild. On the shortlist for this category was also Arancha Martí, for the role in “La gran familia española” and Beatriz Grimaldi for the film “La Gaviota”.
Olimpia Melinte’s partner from the film Cannibal, actor Antonio de la Torre has also received recognition from Spanish film industry, winning the trophy for best leading actor at Spain Union of Actors awards. Olimpia Melinte is the only Romanian nominated for Goya Awards who enjoys a huge success in Spain, but especially his fellow guild appreciation of the peninsula.
About Cannibal movie
Carlos (Antonio de la Torre) works as a tailor in Granada, one of Spain’s sleepy southern cities where time seems to have stopped — and where things that lurk in the shadows can remain unnoticed. Carlos lives alone and rarely interacts with anyone beyond his clients. No one would imagine that this shy and respectable tradesman is actually a murderer and a cannibal, remorselessly targeting Eastern European women who have no papers and filling his freezer with their flesh. Then the truly unexpected occurs: Nina (Olimpia Melinte), the Romanian twin sister of one of his victims, appears at his front door, and love slowly creeps in.
Cannibal movie will have the premiere in Romania at the Transylvania International Film Festival which will take place between May 30 – June 8 in Cluj Napoca.