Havana, Sep 27. – Cuban film Habanastation, directed by Ian Padron, was chosen to represent this country for a 2012 Oscar nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Cuban Film Tickets to Paradise after Goya Nomination An awards committee of the Cuban Film Institute, composed of filmmakers Fernando Perez (Suite Havana) and Manuel Perez (Pages from Mauricio's diary) and the editor Manuel Iglesias (El Benny), was responsible for the selection, according to provisions in the rules of the Academy of the Oscar Award.
Starred by children Andy Fornaris and Ernesto Escalona, Habanastation has accumulated successes within and outside the country since its release in past July and Cuban critics described it as the most important film event of the year.
Awarded at the Traverse City Festival in Michigan, founded by Michael Moore and applauded at a screening in Miami, Habanastation tells the story of two classmates, members of a social and family environment very different, who begin a beautiful friendship from their enthusiasm for video games.
Since early September began arriving at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States the various films that will compete in the foreign film section.
The five official candidates in this section will be announced on January 24, 2012 in Los Angeles.(Prensa Latina)