The Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMACC) announced that the film Fire night, by Tatiana Huezo, will be the representative of Mexico for the 94th edition of the Oscars, in search of the nomination in the category of Best International Film.
Fire night competed to be the national representative against five other films: The devil between the legsby Arturo Ripstein; The Wolves, by Samuel Kishi; Tragic jungleby Yulene Olaizola; No particular signsby Fernanda Valadez; and A cop movieby Alonso Ruizpalacios
Tatiana Huezo’s new film obtained the Special Mention of Unacertain look(Un Certain Regard) during the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Likewise, it was consecrated with the award for Best Film in the sectionLatin Horizonsof the 69th of the San Sebastián Film Festival.
What is it about Fire night?
The movie is based on the novelLadydi (Prayers for the Stolen), by American-Mexican writer Jennifer Clement whose theme explores what it means to grow up in the midst of violence and the war against drug trafficking in Mexico.
«In a town located in the Sierra de México, three young men take over the houses of those who have fled, disguise themselves as women when no one is looking and have a hiding place to be safe from those who would take them away; but the dark echoes of violence become an inescapable threat.
According AMACC data, Mexican films have achieved in 9 times the nomination in the category of Best International Film (formerly Best Foreign Film):Macario, by Roberto Gavaldón, in 1961;Animas Trujano, by Ismael Rodríguez, in 1962;Tlacuyan, by Luis Alcoriza, in 1963;Proceedings of Marusia, by Miguel Littin, in 1976;Dog loves, by Alejandro González Iñárritu, in 2001;The crime of Father Amaro, by Carlos Carrera, in 2003;The Pan’s Labyrinth, by Guillermo del Toro, in 2007;beautiful, by Alejandro González Iñárritu, in 2011; and, for the first time in 2019, our country won the Oscar in this shortlist withRomeby Alfonso Cuarón.
Goya Awards 2022
The Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMACC) announced that the film The Wolves, by Samuel Kishi, will be the representative of Mexico for the 36th edition of the Goya Awards, seeking the nomination in the category of Best Ibero-American Film (previously Best Foreign Film in Spanish and Best Hispanic-American Film).
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The Wolves competed to be the national representative against four other films: Danykaby Michael Rowe; The devil between the legsby Arturo Ripstein; The visitby Ana Mancera; and Tragic jungleby Yulene Olaizola.
After a long journey through festivals such as the Guanajuato International Film Festival, the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival – where she was recognized with the Grand Prize of the Generation KPlus International Jury and the Film Award for peace-, The Wolves she reached 13 nominations for the Ariel Award and managed to win in the category of Best female co-acting, thanks to the work of Cici Lau; and in the category of Best Music Composed for Film, for the work of Kenji Kishi.
What is it about The Wolves?
“Eight-year-old Max and his younger brother Leo don’t have much, but they do have each other and their mother Lucia. And they also share a dream: to visit Disneyland one day. The family has recently immigrated to the United States from Mexico, and while Lucia tries to finance her new life doing odd jobs, the two brothers spend their days in their sparsely furnished one-bedroom apartment. The walls of the room, from which they are prohibited from leaving, become a projection screen for imaginative adventures and open a window to their new life. The director Samuel Kishi Leopo recalls aspects of his own childhood in Los Lobos and relocates them in a highly charged current context: brutally honest and, nevertheless, poetic, melancholic and full of hope », (via).
The Oscars 2022 ceremony is scheduled for March 27th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. While the Goya Awards 2022 ceremony will be held on February 12 in Valencia, Spain.
The entry Noche de fuego will represent Mexico at the Oscars 2022 was first published in Cine PREMIERE.