Wednesday, January 19

‘Parallel mothers’, ‘The good patron’ and ‘Mediterranean’, shortlisted for the Oscars 2022

The Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain has announced the selection of the three titles that will choose to represent our country in the next edition of the Oscars, number 94, in the category of Best International Film.

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Parallel mothersby Pedro Almodóvar; The good bossby Fernando León de Aranoa; and Mediterranean, directed by Marcel Barrena, have been the three films shortlisted for the 2022 ceremony. The first will be released on October 8, although it has already been seen at the Venice Film Festival, where Penelope Cruz won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress . The good boss It hits theaters on October 15, and before that it will be presented at the San Sebastian Festival. Mediterranean It will be in theaters on October 1.

The actress Verónica Echegui has read the three shortlisted films, accompanied by the president of the Academy Mariano Barroso and the notary Federico Gayaralde Niño. On October 5, the title that will finally represent our country at the Hollywood Academy Awards will be announced.

The best positioned of the three in the race, without a doubt, is Parallel mothers. With this preselection, Almodóvar is now the Spanish director who has chosen the most times to represent us at the Hollywood awards. Parallel mothers It is the eighth film by the same director that we sent to the Oscars. In addition, the manchego already has an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film –a previous nomenclature of the category in question–, for Everything about my mother (1999). No Spanish director has won this award twice. José Luis Garci won it with Start over, Fernando Trueba with Belle epoque and Alejandro Amenábar with Sea Inside.