The Mexican film “Roma”, by Alfonso Cuarón, won an Oscar nomination for best film in a foreign language, while the Colombian and also shortlisted “Pájaros de verano”, by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, did not pass the cut, announced today. the Hollywood Academy.
“Roma”, a tape of the Netflix digital platform that has been one of the most acclaimed films of the year, will be the faces for this statuette with the feature films “Capernaum” (Lebanon), “Cold War” (Poland), “Never Look Away “(Germany) and” Shoplifters “(Japan).
Cuarón will try to repeat at the 91st edition of the Oscars, which will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA), the success he obtained in the past Golden Globes, where he won the prize to the best foreign film in addition to the recognition of the best director.
“Roma”, who also won the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival, is a love song to the matriarchy in which the director grew up and has as protagonist the debut actress Yalitza Aparicio.
The film focuses on an indigenous woman who works as a domestic worker for a white and bourgeois family of the 70s in Mexico City.
No Mexican film has achieved to date the Oscar for best foreign language film at the most important gala of the cinema.
For its part, the Colombian “Pájaros de verano”, which had been cast among the nine preselected, did not receive the nomination from the Hollywood Academy.
Ciro Guerra, co-director of this film together with Cristina Gallego, opted for the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2016 for “El abrazo de la serpiente”, but finally the prize went to the Hungarian “Son of Saul”. (EFEUSA) .-