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The vote saw the participation of 618 critics worldwide, who chose this production from among all the films that were released after July 1, 2018.
It is the latest in a long line of awards for Cuarón's chronicle of a middle-class Mexican family in the Seventies, having already picked up the Golden Lion in Venice, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, director, photography, BAFTA for best film, best film not in the English language and cinematography, ten Ariel Awards, the Goya for best Iberoamerican film and seven Platino Awards, among others.
Since its creation in 1999, the Fipresci Grand Prix has gone to prestigious filmmakers including Pedro Almodóvar, Michael Haneke, Cristian Mungiu, Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Linklater, Roman Polanski, George Miller, Maren Ade, Aki Kaurismäki and Paul Thomas Anderson, among others.
The award will be presented during the opening gala of the festival, which runs from September 20 to 28.