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Eugenio Caballero is Awarded the Premio Cuervo Tradicional at the 20th FICM

Gustavo R. Gallardo 

The production designer and art director, Eugenio Caballero, was recognized with the Cuervo Tradicional Award for his career during the 20th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), with the presence of founder and director of the festival, Daniela Michel, and the Coordinator of Public Relations of Cuervo, Ramiro González Luna.

Daniela Michel thanked Tequila Cuervo for accompanying the festival since its first edition, emphasizing the importance of their support.


Premio Cuervo Tradicional

“This year we decided to give the award to someone who is not an actor or director, but one of the most important figures in Mexican and international cinema,” said Michel, before introducing the production designer, who was acknowledged for his most recent work in Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022), by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

"He is a person who has enriched Mexican and international cinema, a person who has a prodigious vision of cinema [...] We are proud to have you here with us," added the director of the festival.

Eugenio Caballero thanked the festival for their recognition, as well as the president of the festival, Alejandro Ramírez, and the vice president, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel.

“What keeps moving me is watching movies, not just making them, and there is no better place to watch movies than the Morelia festival,” said the Mexican art director, later emphasizing how happy he feels to be at the 20th FICM.

Eugenio Caballero received the Oscar for Best Production Design for Guillermo del Toro's film Pan's Labyrinth in 2005.

That same film earned Caballero the Art Director's Guild Award, from the Directors Union of America; the Ariel from the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Art Design, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Production Design, the Gold Derby Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for the BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film Arts, as well as the Goya Awards; the Satellite Awards; and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards.