«The Giles Odyssey», the film directed by Sebastián Borensztein, was shortlisted to compete in the Oscars. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina, at the end of the XIII Southern Awards Ceremony.As reported by the organization, the film will represent the country in the category «Best International Film», where it must compete against 80 films around the world; after the filter, only nine will be chosen for the final gala.
To reach the ceremony, to be held on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the film must face rivals such as «Pain and Glory,» «Parasite,» «It Must Be Heaven» and «La gomera,» which were also presented at the Festival de Cannes.After the news, «Chinese» Darín wrote a message on Twitter in which he said, «Thank you to everyone who made it and those who saw it and thought, yes,» the actor wrote, adding, «I’m happy.»
Let us remember that «The Odyssey of the Giles», based on the novel «The Night of the Use» by Eduardo Sacheri, was the only Argentine film to reach and surpass one million viewers this year, in which the work of artists such as Ricardo Darín and his son Luis Brandoni, Rita Cortese, Veronica Llinás and Daniel Aráoz, among others. It is not the first national film to reach this level: just by the last ceremony, «El Angel» had been selected, the film directed by Luis Ortega and focused on the story of Carlos Robledo Puch. However, it did not pass the final cut. In this note:
The Giles Odyssey