Each Latin American country has made a statement on their representatives to the 2017 Oscars.
Neruda has competition: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Dominican Republic and Cuba have announced the films that will be measured with tape Pablo Larrain for a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. Argentina still does not make your bet.
A few weeks left for each country to register itself as a film nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The deadline is 5 October and so far 44 countries around the world have announced their chosen. Neruda, Pablo Larrain, is the Chilean bet and competes directly with its Latin American peers, since generally only one of them ends up on the short list of five titles dispute the golden statuette.
Luis Gnecco and co-starring Gael García Bernal, the Chilean film inspired by the persecution experienced by the Nobel Prize for Literature in the late 40s, during the government of Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, when the Communist Party was outlawed. Last year the film The Club, also directed by Pablo Larrain, represented Chile but failed to be nominated. In 2013, however, Larrain came with no competition for Best Foreign Film; was the first Chilean feature film nominated for an Oscar.
Venezuela: Desde Allá
Venezuelan election is one of the big bets. From there, directed by Lorenzo Vigas, the Golden Lion was in the 2015 Venice Film Festival, among other international awards. The film tells the story of a gay dentist who pays young people to undress in front of him in his apartment in Caracas. It starred Alfredo Castro Chilean actor.
Gael Garcia Bernal stars in this film directed by Jonás Cuarón; it plays Moses, leader of a group of Mexican migrants trying to cross the US border. The film tells how men and women risk their lives in search of a better future. "The issue of migrant hatred is appropriate for the time that US lives today," the director, referring to the great wall on the border with Mexico that promised to lift Donald Trump out if president-elect said. The film received a special award at the Toronto Film Festival.
Colombia: Alias María
Last year the embrace of the snake, Ciro Guerra came close to winning first prize for Colombia after being selected among the five Best Picture nominees Foreign Language. This year bet on Alias Mary, film directed by José Luis Rugeles on a 13 year old girl recruited by illegal groups in Colombia's armed conflict. According to the director, this film aims to be a "tool of reconciliation", at a time when the government of Colombia and the FARC reached a peace agreement that could end the guerrilla that has hit the country for over half a century.
Cuba: El acompañante
The Cuban film is directed by Pavel Giroud, one of the most recognized young directors of Cuba, nominated for a Goya in 2007 with The Silly Age. The passenger is set in the 80s and follows the story of a boxer who is sanctioned for doping and forced to work as escort carriers of the HIV virus. It starred Yotuel Romero, singer group Orishas music, and won the audience award at festivals in Malaga and Miami. In addition to the award for Best Screenplay at the Havana Film Festival in New York.
Brazil: Pequeño Secreto
The selection of the Brazilian film was not without controversy: Kleber Mendonça Filho Aquarius was the favorite of professionals in the middle, but was then ruled that the director and cast show in Cannes posters denouncing a coup in Brazil. Little Secret, directed by David Schurmann, tells the story of a family traveling by boat sailing around the world and decides to adopt an orphan girl. The screenplay was written by Mark Bernstein, author of Central Station, Walter Salles film won the Golden Bear in Berlin in 1998.
Peru: Videofilia y otros síndromes virales
The tape of Juan Daniel F. Molero production was the first Peruvian to win the Golden Leopard Festival Rotterdam. The love story of two young misfits: Light (Muki Sabogal) and Junior (Terom) of 16 and 28 years old respectively, who communicate only through the web. Junior addition to online pornography trafficking, raves with a Mayan apocalypse and other conspiracy theories.
Dominican Republic: Flor de azúcar
The filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella revealed that this project took about 10 years. It is a period film inspired by the story of Incarnation Good night Mendoza, Juan Bosch. It is developed in 1948, during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo and tells the story of a farmer who accidentally kills an abusive guard and flees to a remote island fishing.
While it not corresponds to a Latin American film, having Castilian script is also a direct competitor of Chile. The latest film by Pedro Almodóvar is based on the stories of the Canadian Nobel Literature Alice Munro. Starring Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte, is a drama about a mother and daughter relationship. Almodovar won the Oscar for Best Picture Foreign Language in 2000 with All About My Mother and in 2003 won Best Screenplay for Talk to Her. Juliet so far has not won any major award.
Argentina has not yet announced his choice, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Argentina declared that reveal the candidate to September. Possible nominees include Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, directed by Francisco Marquez and Andrea Testa, who won several awards at the International Independent Film Festival Buenos Aires. Logic would also postulated The illustrious citizen, Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, who competed for the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and won the Volpi Cup for best actor in the same event.
On January 17, 2017 the Academy Awards finalists announced 9 titles and 24 January the official list of 5 nominees. The 89 th edition of the Oscars will be held on February 26 in Los Angeles.