Philippines, Colombia and Mexico Have Select Their Oscar Entries

Philippines, Colombia and Mexico Have Select Their Oscar Entries

Cannes-Awarded “MA’ ROSA” Is Philippines Entry To Oscars 2017
Auteur Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa has been chosen as the Philippines’ entry to the 89th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. Ma’ Rosa which has won a great reputation and awarded in Cannes this year, is a drama tells the story of Rosa Reyes (Jaclyn Jose), a woman who owns a convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Philippines’ capital Manila, making ends meet with her husband Nestor (Julio Diaz) by selling drugs. With her spectacular performance Jaclyn Jose bagged the Best Actress award at the 69th Cannes Film Festival last May. Film has proven its success via this Oscar nomination after the prestigious reward in 69th Cannes.

Colombia Selects “ALIAS MARIA” For Best Foreign Language Film category

“Alias Maria” which competed in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2015 now runs for Oscar!
The Colombian Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (ACACC) announced that Jose Luis Rugeles’ Alias Maria will be the country’s bid for an Oscar in 2017 Academy Awards. Alias Maria which has collected interest in Cannes, centers on the story about a child guerilla soldier and makes a name for itself as one of the most original themes in the Oscar race.

Mexico Selects “DESIERTO” For Oscars

Desierto, winner of the international critics’ FIPRESCI prize at Toronto last year, runs for Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year.
The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences announced that Desierto has been submitted for 2017 Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Director Jonás Cuarón, hopes his immigration thriller which stands out with the lead performances of Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, can pull off what no other Mexican movie has yet to accomplish: bring home an Oscar for best foreign-language picture.