"The Orphanage" is Spain's Oscar hopeful

27th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 September 2007 , MADRID – "The Orphanage", a thriller by first-time director Juan Antonio Bayona, was chosen on Thursday by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences as this year's Spanish candidate for the Oscar.

27 September 2007

MADRID – "The Orphanage", a thriller by first-time director Juan Antonio Bayona, was chosen on Thursday by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences as this year's Spanish candidate for the Oscar.

The film stars Belén Rueda, Geraldine Chaplin and Mabel Rivera. It was produced by Guillermo del Toro and will compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

It tells the story of a young woman caught up in terror and suspense in an orphanage on Spain's northern coast.

The other two Spanish contenders for the Oscar nod were "Luz de Domingo" by José Luis Garci, who won an Oscar for "Volver a Empezar" in 1982, and "Trece Rosas" by Emilio Martinez Lázaro.

The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to announce the final list of Oscar candidates in January.

"The Orphanage" opens 11 October in Spain. It was shown out of competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival where it received a ten-minute ovation by the audience.

(Copyright EFE with Expatica)

Subject: Spanish news

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