• Page Views 1287
  • Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangga­nan ng Kasaysayan” is the official Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of next year’s American Academy awards or the Oscars. This was confirmed to In­terAksyon by Film Academy of the Philippines director-general Leo Martinez who said the special com­mittee tasked with selecting the offi­cial Philippine entry made the deci­sion Wednesday.

    “We made the announce­ment to finally end all speculations,” Martinez said.

    Moira Lang (aka Raymond Lee), who is credited as the film’s producer along with Kristine Kin­tana, Maya Quirino, Kayan and In­terAksyon columnist Jessica Zafra, earlier posted the words “Philippine entry #oscars” in her Facebook page.

    Interaksyon had earlier predicted that “Norte” would be in strong contention for the selec­tion. The epic reimagining of Dos­toevsky’s classic novel “Crime and Punishment” that made its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival last year has since developed an internation­  al cachet that should boost its com­ing Oscar campaign.

    It received rave reviews from the New York Times, The Guardian, Film Comment and many other respected publications and online news and film sites. It is included among several lists of Best

    Films of 2014 including the British Film Institute’s venerable Sight & Sound magazine. It won Best Picture in the recently concluded Gawad Urian Awards of the Manunuri ng Peliku­lang Pilipino. Just recently, it also snagged four nominations in the coming Golden Screen Awards of the Entertainment Press Society.

    Written by Lav Diaz and Rody Vera, “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” stars Sid Lucero, Archie Alemania, Angeli Bayani, Mailes Kanapi, Soliman Cruz, Hazel Orencio and Mae Paner. It recently concluded a successful two-week theatrical run in cinemas nation­wide.

    Announcement of the offi­cial nominees for the Best Foreign Language film category of the 87th Academy Awards will be on Janu­ary, 2015. The awards ceremonies are scheduled on February 22 of next year.

     

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 13 October 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      “Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special” airs on GMA Pinoy TV

      GMA Pinoy TV, joins Jessica Soho—widely regarded as the country’s most credible broadcast journalist—together with award-winning documentarists Kara David, Maki Pulido, and Atom Araullo as they present and seek answers to one of the most pressing issues of today in “Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special”. ...

    • 13 October 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Venom (PG)

      Big business and mad scientists go hand in hand. At least they do when it comes to the movies. Sony Pictures and Marvel Comics unleash a new kind of super hero in Venom. Aimed squarely at those geeky comic book aficionados check out this violent thriller at Cineplex Cinemas ...

    • 11 October 2018
      5 days ago No comment

      Amid job loss scare, Palace certifies endo bill urgent

      Amid fears of job losses due to the second package of tax reform, government is stepping up efforts to give security of tenure to workers by ending contractualization. According to presidential spokesman Harry Roque, President Duterte in a Sept. 21 letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III certified as ...

    • 11 October 2018
      5 days ago No comment

      LP names first 3 bets for senator

      THE opposition Liberal Party (LP) yesterday officially announced the first three of its 12 senatorial candidates for the 2019 mid-term elections. They are Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV; former Deputy Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III; and De La Salle University College of Law Dean Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno. ...

    • 07 October 2018
      1 week ago No comment

      Nervous Translation (PG)

      Altered State! Being a child is difficult at the best of times. Take a young girl out of her environment and there’s no telling what may happen. Lucky audiences who take in Nervous Translation will be transformed by a mesmerizing low-key performance from its lead who provides a fulfilling ...

    %d bloggers like this: