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Brazilian film about Lula to vie for Oscars

A movie tracing the life of Brazil's popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here in May 2010, has been entered into the race for best foreign-language film nominations at the 2011 Oscars, the Brazilian government said Thursday.COURTESY OF AFP
A movie tracing the life of Brazil's popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been entered into the race for best foreign-language film nominations at the 2011 Oscars, the Brazilian government said Thursday.
Friday, September 24, 2023
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SAO PAULO (AFP) - A movie tracing the life of Brazil's popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been entered into the race for best foreign-language film nominations at the 2011 Oscars, the Brazilian government said Thursday.

"Lula, the Son of Brazil" will be among 95 titles from around the world competing to be chosen for the shortlist at the US Academy Awards ceremony on February 27, the culture ministry said.

The list of Oscar nominations will be known January 25.

"We voted for the film that seemed best-made to us, that highlights Brazilian filmmaking," the head of the Brazilian Film Academy, Roberto Farias, said in a statement.

"Our position has nothing to do with politics. Lula is a star here and abroad," he said.

The movie recounts the early life and adulthood of Lula, a one-time shoe-shine boy and metalworker who became an influential trade union leader before becoming Brazil's president in 2003.

Last year's foreign-language winner at the Oscars was an Argentine movie, "The Secret in Their Eyes."

Copyright © 2010 Agence France Presse.

 

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