Chile Excited to Win its Third Academy Award in Six Years: What is “Agent Topo”, Nominated for Best Documentary
The experimental documentary will seek a third prize for the country, following the triumphs of “Bear Story” in 2016 and “Wonder Woman” in 2018.
The work also sought inclusion in the list of “Best Foreign Film”, but despite being shortlisted, he was unable to confirm his position. “Agent Topo” will have to compete in the Best Documentary Category with works from the United States, Romania, and South Africa.
The Chilean documentary, directed by director Maiti El Bardi, tells the story of Sergio Chami, an 83-year-old widow. He is assigned by a private investigator to perform a covert assignment in a nursing home.
In this way, The hero is inserted into the room where he finds information about the patient However, it inevitably interferes with the lives of other residents, expanding the story.
The film began its way to an Academy Award nomination in January of last year., When it was presented at Sundance, the most important independent film event in the world. While In September 2020, she received the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Festival.
The documentary was also a nominee for the Goya Awards, competing for the best Iberian-American film. Nevertheless, the award was finally awarded by the Colombian work “El oblivido que seremos” by Fernando Trouba.
To win the award, “Agent Mole” will have to compete with four other films. The first film “collective” by Romanian director Alexander Nanau, Who exposed the tragic fire at the Colectiv Club nightclub in Bucharest in 2015, which left 64 dead and 151 injured.
The second tape is “What The Octopus Taught Me” by Peppa Elrich and James Reed (South Africa). This work tells the story of Craig Foster, the man who dedicated his life to recording dangerous animals as his family and personal life collapsed.
The third work is “Campo Crepe”, by Nicole Newnham and Jim Lieberecht (USA), He exposes the story of a summer camp for handicapped teens. This tape is available on Netflix.
While the last work is “Time” by Garrett Bradley (USA) And reveals the fight of a woman to get her husband out of prisonAfter a crime they both committed.
Other Oscars in Chile
sum, There are two awards that Chile won in the most important competition in the world of cinemaSince the country made its first nomination in 2012 with Pablo Larrain’s national film “No”, in the “Best Foreign Film” category.
The first prize came from the short animated film “Historia de en Beer” in 2016. The work tells the story of a bear who makes a diorama remember the happy life it lived before the circus snatched it from its home. The plot of the movie is based on the story of Leopoldo Osorio, the grandfather of the film’s director, Gabriel Osorio.After the military dictatorship began in Chile, he was imprisoned and then exiled.
The 9-minute “Bear Story” won the “Best Animated Short Film” category. It has a budget of 40,000 USD with the support of the Chilean authorities.
The second Oscar award came in 2018 from Sebastian Lilio’s film “Una Mujer Fantástica”. The work won in the “Best Foreign Film” category and is about the love story of a transgender woman and Orlando. She is a young waitress, an aspiring singer. He is the owner of a printing press and is twenty years older than it. They are in love and plan a future together.
The movie stars Daniela Vega, a transgender actress He is considered one of the best artists of revelation in recent years, who She was the first transgender woman to host the OscarsWhile she was selected by Time magazine in 2018 among the 100 Most Influential People in Chile.
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