Pedro Almodóvar’s movie VOLVER, a comic drama of murder, adultery, family happiness, and women making do without men, will represent Spain for nomination as the Best Foreign Language Film of 2006 for the 79th Academy Awards® this coming February. The announcement was made in Madrid by the Minister of Culture, Carmen Calvo.
Almodóvar received word of VOLVER'S selection while in Los Angeles promoting the film. Sony Pictures Classics is the U. S. distributor.
VOLVER (To Return) competed with ALATRISTE, dir. Agustín Díaz Yanes, and SALVADOR, dir. Manuel Huerga. Almodóvar has two of the coveted statuettes, one for the best foreign language movie ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER and another for the script TALK TO HER.
October 2nd is the deadline for films in the best foreign language film category to be submitted to the Academy. Five films will be nominated, and VOLVER must first make that cut. Nominations will be announced Tuesday, 23 January, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards® honoring film achievements for 2006 will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2007, and broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland by the ABC Television Network, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (PST) with an arrivals segment.
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