Oscar 2023: these are the highlights for best foreign film and where to see them

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who in 1985 dared to investigate and prosecute the bloodiest military dictatorship in Argentine history.

On the way to the best of the year awards ceremonies, the shortlist (preselection list) of possible films nominated for the 95th edition of the Oscars was revealed. Final nominations will be announced on January 24 of next year, and the awards ceremony will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theater.

In the international section and in relation to Latin American products and stories, Argentina,1985 by Santiago Miter was shortlisted to compete for the coveted award in the category of best foreign film. The feature film starring Ricardo Darin Y Peter Lanzani is among the 15 finalists in his field, as announced by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts. Another outstanding title in the region is the Mexican film Bardo: false chronicle of a few truthsknown as one of the latest and most special productions by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Find out more about them below and, if possible, where to see them.

Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Carlos Portaluppi, Norman Briski, Héctor Díaz, Alejo García Pintos, Claudio Da Passano and Gina Mastronicola, among others, are part of the main cast of "Argentina, 1985".
Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Carlos Portaluppi, Norman Briski, Héctor Díaz, Alejo García Pintos, Claudio Da Passano and Gina Mastronicola, among others, are part of the main cast of “Argentina, 1985”.

Just as Argentina and Mexico compete to be an official part of those selected to win the golden statuette, the countries that accompany them are Germany with No news at the front; Poland with EO; the nation of kdramas, south korea with Decision to leave; sweden with C.air divine conspiracy; austria with corset; Belgium with close; cambodia with Return to Seoulhe; denmark with holy spider; Indian with Last Film Show; ireland with The Quiet Girl; Morocco with Blue Caftan, France with Saint Omer Y one of the sovereign states of South Asia, Pakistan with joyland.

Regarding the previous titles, like everything in life there are several that stand out. For example, Argentina, 1985 It is one of them. Appreciated as a production that, in addition to being inspired by an impressive real-life story, handled without qualms all the narrative conventions typical of the prototypical judicial melodrama, according to El newspaper de España. follows him Bardo: false chronicle of a few truths, described as a delirious project of its director that caused confrontational reactions, in addition to being an excessively remarkable film. there is also Sin novelty on the frontone of the most watched war productions in the giant of the “N” During the last months. And another that is not left out is the South Korean titled decision to leave, a great love story wrapped in a malicious criminal intrigue that has even been compared to Parasites (also 2020 Oscar winner), currently streaming on Netflix.

Santiago Miter directs "Argentina, 1985". (First Video)
Santiago Miter directs “Argentina, 1985”. (First Video)

Argentina, 1985

The film begins in 1984, already in a democracy, after the assumption of Raúl Alfonsín to the presidency. From the beginning, through some texts on the screen, it places the viewer in the specific situation that is experienced regarding the Trial of the Juntas, detailing the way in which the military courts have been avoiding taking charge of the issue. If the term they have to issue them expires, the texts say, the trial should fall into civilian hands, more precisely in the National Criminal and Correctional Appeals Chamber of Buenos Aires, whose prosecutor is Julio César Strassera. “A battle of David against Goliath, with the least expected heroes”, describes Prime Video and available on the platform.

Bardo: false chronicle of a few truths

According to the film’s description, “Bard is a nostalgic comedy set on an epic personal journey. The film tells the story of a renowned Mexican journalist and documentarian who returns to his country and goes through an existential crisis while facing his identity, his family relationships, the madness of his memories, and his country’s past. . It remained for several weeks among the most popular of Netflix.

Daniel Giménez Cacho, in a scene from "Bard" (Netflix via AP)
Daniel Giménez Cacho, in a scene from “Bardo” (Netflix via AP)

No news at the front

War film for lovers of the genre, produced by and starring Daniel Brühl (Rush). This is a film released in October of this year that tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who enlist to fight in the First World War in the spring of 1917. It can be seen at Netflix.

Daniel Brühl characterizes one of the central characters in the history of "No news at the front". (Netflix)
Daniel Brühl characterizes one of the central characters in the “All Quiet Front” story. (Netflix)

decision to leave

The story follows Hae-Joon, a veteran detective working on an investigation into the suspicious death of a man on top of a mountain. Soon, he begins to suspect Sore, the deceased’s wife, while the attraction he feels for her will destabilize him. can be seen in MUBI.

Tang Wei as Seo-rae plays the widow of the man allegedly murdered and Park Hae-il as Hae-jun, a detective investigating a possible murder case. (Mould Film)
Tang Wei as Seo-rae plays the widow of the man allegedly murdered and Park Hae-il as Hae-jun, a detective investigating a possible murder case. (Mould Film)

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