Next week we’ll look at several Latin American movies selected by their respective countries for the upcoming Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Spain has won the award on four occasions with the most recent recipient being 2004’s “The Sea Inside” (“Mar adentro”). This year’s entry is "15 Anos y un día" (15 Years and a Day), a drama focusing on a teenager son who’s expelled from school and forced to live with his grandfather:
The movie stars renowned Spanish actress Maribel Verdu and was directed by Gracia Querejeta whose father, film producer Elias Querejeta, died in June.
This Tuesday is the deadline for submissions for the top foreign language film at the Oscars. In January, a nine-film shortlist will be chosen followed by the five finalists.
Ten Latin American films since 1998 have been nominated as finalists to the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The only winner of the esteemed prize from the region in the past fifteen years was 2009 Argentine film “The Secret in Their Eyes” (“El secreto de sus ojos”).
Nuestro Cine is our occasional look at the film scene in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Video Source– YouTube via user latidospain
Online Sources – ABC News; The Latin Americanist