Dominican Republic Names ‘Cristo Rey’ for Oscar Entry
The Foreign Language film race continues to get more competitive as 13 new countries submitted features to compete at the Academy Awards.
Among the latest countries to submit was Peru, which submitted the festival hit “The Gospel of the Flesh.” The movie premiered at the Chicago Latin Film Festival among others. Directed by Eduardo Mendoza de Echave, the drama was one of the most popular in the countries last year and was received to rave reviews.
Peru has only been nominated once, and with no big festivals under its belt, this new submission is unlikely to make the cut.
Chile has one of the strongest submissions this year with “To Kill a Man.” The feature won the World Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival and later premiered at the Rotterdam and Fribourg Film Festivals. It was also acquired by Film Movement for U.S. distribution.