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  • 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.

     

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