“Snow Society”, “Closed Eyes” and “20,000 Species of Bees” will compete to represent Spain at the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen three films to compete at the 2024 Oscars to represent Spain in the Best International Film category. Snow Society By Juan Antonio Bayona close your eyes by Victor Eric and 20,000 species of bees by Estíbaliz Urresola There are three titles selected by the institution, among which its members will choose the one that will finally compete for the nomination of the statue. The final decision will be announced on September 20.

He will shoot the received film Alcaraz, a Carla Simon feature film that didn’t make it past the first installment last year. A film by a Catalan director Snow Society is one of the most anticipated of the year and will debut this Friday, closing the official section of the Venice Film Festival. In it, he tells us about the tragedy of the flight from the Uruguayan Andes in 1972. The drama adapts Pablo Vierchi’s novel of the same name, in which he documented the testimony of 16 survivors of the accident.

close your eyes It was seen at Cannes last May and will hit theaters on September 29. This is Eris’ first film in 30 years and comes 50 years after his masterpiece The soul of Skis. Manolo Solo, Jose Coronado and Anna Torrent lead the cast in this work, which begins with the disappearance of a famous Spanish actor during the filming of a movie. Its director will receive the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival, which will take place in a few weeks.

Of the three shortlisted titles, the only one already out in cinemas – the previous two have yet to be released – is 20,000 species of bees. Estibaliz Uresola’s jewel, which has already won the Berlin Film Festival, where its main character Sofia Otero was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Performance.

The Basque filmmaker’s debut also won the Biznaga de Oro for Best Film and the Biznaga de Plata for Best Performance for its actress, Patricia López Arnaiz, at the Malaga festival. The film offers a sensitive, intelligent and sophisticated look at trans childhood and identity through three generations of women. He was left off the Oscar nomination shortlist only loveAdaptation of Sarah Mesa’s novel by Isabelle Coixet.

Source: El Diario





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