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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.
“The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” who hit the Cannes audience from the heart is one step closer to meet with the Oscar audience. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki premiered in Cannes in May and won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section has been put forth by Finland as its official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. The inspiring drama directed by Juho Kuosmanen proves itself one more time with this Oscar nomination after it has been recognized in international festivals and triumphed in Cannes.
“Clash”, this year’s Un Certain Regard opener in Cannes, has been tapped as Egypt’s submission in the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language film category. Mohamed Diab’s Clash which has collected a great interest and was critically acclaimed at Cannes now has the chance be the first Egyptian title ever to be nominated Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category.
Toni Erdmann represent Germany in 2017 Oscar race. German industry insiders did the obvious and chose Maren Ade’s 69th Cannes Film Festival Competition hit “Toni Erdmann” as their country’s entry in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Award. Toni Erdmann earlier received “Grand Prix for best film” through a poll that gathered the votes of 475 members of Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). By this award Maren Ade’s name has written to the FIPRESCI history as the first time this prestigious honor has rewarded to a film made by a woman.
Veteran director Ken Loach’s moving social-drama movie ‘I DANIEL BLAKE’ won ‘Piazza Grande Award’ from Locarno, after winning the most prestigious award in World Cinema which is of course the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Palme D’or.
Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs has won a Special Jury Mention, as well as Best Actor for star Gheorghe Visu at Sarajevo Film Festival. The film premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, winning a FIPRESCI prize.
“Toni Erdmann,” German Maren Ade’s breakout Cannes competition hit, has won the 2016 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Grand Prix for best film of the past year. The Grand Prix was decided through a poll that gathered the votes of 475 members of FIPRESCI from around the world. Also it is the first time the prestigious honor has gone to a film made by a woman.