It was seen coming. if she was needed a call of attention to the selection committee of the Spanish films that are sent to the Oscarswas this: ‘Alcarràs’ doesn’t even have a chance of being nominated for the awards because it hasn’t entered the list of possible nominees, in which, for example, ‘Eo’, ‘Decision to leave’ or ‘Close’ stand out, infinitely more oscarizable films.
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Nobody says that ‘Alcarràs’ is a bad film, far from it, but It’s not to the taste of the Hollywood Academyand in Spain we would have to start considering send tapes that people like there more than the ones we like. In other countries they have understood it, and more global cinema (without ceasing to be very own) such as ‘Argentina, 1985’, ‘Holy Spider’, ‘Saint Omer’ or ‘All Quiet on the Front’ does have possibilities, at least, of nomination.
But all is not lost in the national panorama: among the fifteen short films that can be nominated there are four Spanish. Be careful, almost a third, it is quite a milestone. They are ‘Tula’, by Beatriz de Silva; ‘We voted’, by Santiago Requejo; ‘Plastic killer’, by Josep Pozo, and ‘The treatment’, by Álvaro Carmona. The true revolution of our cinema always lasted less than thirty minutes.
The January 24 We will know all the Oscar nominations, in which it is more than likely that there will be a Spanish flavor, although without Carla Simón commanding. Hopefully it will serve so that next year the experts in selecting works for the Oscars know both about the prizes in question and about Spanish cinema.