“The film opted for 9 nominations in different categories shared with other major Spanish productions, where “Un monstruo viene a verme” was the great winner of the night.”
Paola Torres achieved on Saturday February 4, the 2017 Goya Award for Best Wardrobe Design for her work in the film by Salvador Calvo, “1089 Los últimos de Filipinas”.
In her second nomination to the awards of the Spanish Academy, after her participation last year with “Mi gran noche” by Alex de la Iglesia, the award she received is the only one that “1898 Los últimos de Filipinas” was granted out of its nine nominations. Among them, the best novel director for Calvo, revelation actor, production, photography, management, artistic direction, makeup, hairdressing, sound and special effects.
Paola Torres, renown designer from the Canary Islands, was responsible for the characterization and wardrobe of the brave soldiers of Baler, after having conducted in-depth documentation which allowed for an unequivocal recreation of the uniforms and style of the time.
It was a discussed nomination together with other great designers of the Spanish scene: Lala Huete for “La Reina de España”; Cristina Rodríguez for “No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas”; and Alberto Valcárcel and once again, Cristina Rodríguez for “Tarde para la ira”.
For the documentation, the designer had the help of historians and experts since there are so few graphic representations and images of the time, and much less of this paradoxical anecdote of imperial Spain.
Paola Torres debuted working in wardrobe in 2007 with Oviedo Express. Following were titles such as Del lado del verano (2012), Musarañas (2014), Felices 140 (2014) and Tiempo sin aíre (2014), before being called by Alex de la Iglesia for Mi gran noche (2015).
Also worked in Que Dios nos perdone by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, with 6 nominations for the 2017 Goya awards. Additionally has 3 other films scheduled: Bar y Perfectos desconocidos by Álex de la Iglesia, and En zona hostil by Adolfo Martínez Pérez.