Almodovar vies with Spanish rivals for Oscar glory

15th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2006, MADRID — Three films were short listed on Friday for the nomination to represent Spain at the Oscars.

15 September 2006

MADRID — Three films were short listed on Friday for the nomination to represent Spain at the Oscars.

Volver, directed by Pedro Almodovar, Alatriste by Agustin Diaz Janes and Salvador by Manuel Herga were picked by the Spanish General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE).

Volver, starring Penelope Cruz, tells the story of a family in Castilla La Mancha and was closely based on Almodovar's own life.

Alatriste, starring Vigo Mortensen, brings to the silver screen the swashbuckling hero of the books by  Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

Salvador which comes out on Friday is the real-life tale of Salvador Puig Antich, who was the last person to be executed by General Franco in the dying days of his dictatorship.

Mercedes Sampietro, SGAE president, said the film to represent Spain in the foreign film section is to be chosen on 28 September.

The Oscars are held in February.

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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