Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thirteen (13) Ibero-American (Latin America plus Portugal) films are being considered to select the five (5) films that will be nominated for the current edition of the Goya Awards.
Most interesting for me is to find in list the acclaimed film from Paraguay, 7 Boxes, that I was expecting to be that country submission to Oscar and look forward to be able to see; but there are more must be seen films -for me- in this list.
These are the films listed by the submitting country.
(*) Argentina: Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood), Benjamín Ávila, Argentina, Brazil and Spain
Brazil: Febre do rato (Rat Fever), Cláudio Assis, Brazil
Chile: Joven y Alocada (Young and Wild), Marialy Rivas, Chile
Colombia: La Playa, D.C., Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia, Brazil and France
Costa Rica: Tr3s Marías, Francisco "Pako" González, Costa Rica
(*) Cuba: Juan de los Muertos, Alejandro Brugués, Cuba and Spain
Ecuador: Pescador, Sebastián Cordero Espinosa, Ecuador and Colombia
Mexico: Después de Lucía (After Lucia), Michel Franco, Mexico and France
Paraguay: 7 Cajas (7 Boxes), Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, Paraguay
Peru: Cielo Oscuro, Joel Calero, Peru
Portugal: Florbela, Vicente Alves do Ó, Portugal
Uruguay: 3, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Germany
Venezuela: Patas Arriba, Alejandro García Wiedemann, Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia
(*) As Infancia Clandestina is a Spain co production, film is also being considered in 8 more categories. The same happens with Juan de los Muertos that is also being considered in 19 more categories.
If you wish to check the films that are being considered in each Goya Awards category please go here where you can find info about each film too, available only in Spanish.
Today the academy released the news that from December 5 to 20 those living in Madrid will be able to see the above movies as the screenings will be open to the public, besides being the official screening for Academy members. There are no dates for the nominations announcements or the awards ceremony but I assume that nominations will be announced before January 15 and the ceremony will be after the middle of February -before the Oscars-. As soon as the dates are published will post in calendar.