This Monday, August 29, 2022, it was held in the monumental Palace of Fine Arts the announced tribute to Silvia Pinedal, who for 73 years has developed as an actress, presenter and producer in theater, film and television, having participated in more than 100 projects.
In the event organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, through the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Inbal) and the National Cinematheque, the so-called “last diva of Mexican gold cinema” She was accompanied by her family, made up of her daughter Sylvia Pasquel, who led the event, Alejandra and Luis Enrique Guzmánhis grandson Apolo and his great-granddaughter Michelle Salas.
Minutes after 7:00 p.m., the lights of the historic venue located in the center of Mexico City were turned off, leaving only the face of Silvia Pinal lit, who at all times was smiling and was emotional from the box of honor that occupied next to his daughters.
The 90-year-old first actress, who received the Golden Ariel in 2008 for her career; and in 2009, the fourth silver goddess as a career award for her, she wore an elegant black outfit with rhinestones and from your seat applauded and blew kisses to the public attending the venuemade up of personalities from the world of culture and entertainment, as well as citizens who were able to pay tribute to the actress.
Figures such as Mary Paz Banquells, half-sister of Sylvia Pasquel, Sergio Corona, Luz María Aguilar, Norma Lazareno, Ignacio López Tarso, Angélica Aragón Lucía Méndez, Laura Zapata and Eric del Castillo gathered at the venue, on whose stage the painting of Silvia Pinal painted by Diego Rivera in 1956.
The event led by Diana Brachobegan by recalling one of Silvia Pinal’s most iconic films, Viridianaproduction of Luis Bunuel which in 1961 gave international projection to the Mexican, managing to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becoming the only Spanish-language film to achieve the feat to date.
was the filmmaker busi courteouswho together with industry critics Leonardo García Tsao and José Antonio Valdés Peña, offered a brief discussion to highlight the importance of the film.
After that, he went on stage. Sylvia Pasquel to narrate a journey through the trajectory of his mother, from his participation in the radio soap opera to two lefthis debut as part of the ensemble in the play Summer night Dreamgoing through his contribution to Mexican musical theater with musical works, to films like simon of the desert, A corner close to heaven and programs like Woman, real life casesamong the more than 100 artistic works in which the actress has stood out.
On the stage of the highest cultural venue, fragments of the musicals produced and performed by Silvia Pinal were presented: Alan Estrada and Stephanie Salasgranddaughter of the actress, recreated an act of hello dolly!; Fela Dominguez performed a number of Everything turns pink Y Bianca Moroccan sang and danced a piece of I am the youth. In addition, all of the aforementioned joined together to present a fragment of momunder the direction of choreographer Oscar Carapia.
After that, the native of Guaymas, Sonora, received a diploma as a distinguished graduate from the National School of Theater Artsgranted by the General Director of INBAL, Lucina Jiménez López.
At the end, the winner received a standing ovation and cheers from the audience. “Oh mommy! well guys, I feel so excited right now. I feel full of things, I don’t know, because I feel that people love me and the theater that I love. Thank you,” she said with a smile sitting in her wheelchair.
With her family on stage and between cheers and shouts of support, the diva looked somewhat shocked. Almost to close the event, his daughter Alejandra Guzman He dedicated a few words:
“It was not my turn to sing, but I want to thank you for being that woman who has achieved her dreams; thank you for giving us a beautiful life and family, full of discipline, thank you for giving us your talent, your blood and that beautiful smile. Congratulations mother, you are great, ”she expressed.