Icíar Bollaín tells the story of Christopher Columbus in También la Lluvia (Even the Rain). Drama. 2009. 103 min.
Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu from Mexico is among the five nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role by the Academy and we are elated. This was a power performance by the veteran Spanish actor.
Bardem said in a statement: “I am truly honored for this nomination and deeply thankful to the Academy members for their trust and support. … It’s really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and mine I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination.”
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Saludos Cybergente. Award season is here and we’re on the verge of hearing official Oscar nominations. However we already know nominees for the Foreign reign Language Film category. Here is a trailer for Costa Rica’s Official Selection.
Del Amor y Otros Demonios (Of Love and other Demons) directed by Hilda Hidalgo from Costa Rica. 2009, 97 min. Drama.
Click here for more info from IMDB. Read our new posts to see other Spanish language foreign film nominees.
Hello Cyberlandia, hope you’re all enjoying a lazy Sunday. We’re featuring a video interview of Gregory Nava at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the making of El Norte at Azucar Mojito Bar in Downtown San Jose, 2008.
El Norte, a film about two Guatemalan natives’ journey to the states, garnered Nava an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay – the first independent filmmaker to have been nominated.
The film is also protected by the United States National Film Registry Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Here’s a trailer of the film, which we highly recommend watching.
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Snag Films an online distribution network for documentaries struck a $10 million dollar deal Monday to expand its digital network which includes a division for foreign produced independent films.
Bingham Ray, former president of United Artists, will help shape the group into this new market.
High five Snag Films, we can’t wait to see more Latino film online.
Reminder: the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Click here for our PDF entry form. Good luck.
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January 15, 1929 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, one the finest men this country has produced.
Below is the legendary speech “I have a dream,” which is in so many ways as relevant today as it was when it was given on August 28, 1963 at the Washington Mall.
“You cannot kill the dream. The dream remains alive.” Reverend Samuel Kyles.
Do you have a dream?
In case you missed it, here is video of Obama’s memorial remarks in Arizona. It’s a must see.
Way to go Dan Hernandez. We’ll be keeping an eye out for you.
In other news, don’t forget our call for entries is now live, click here for our PDF entry form. Films made by or about Latinos are welcome to enter, short and feature films. Good luck to you.
“I hope you help those in need.” Christina Taylor Green