The race for one of the best worldwide function Oscar on the 94th Academy Awards is formally underway.
Ecuador introduced on Wednesday that its submission shall be Alfredo Leon Leon‘s Spanish-language drama Sumergible, which stars Terminator: Darkish Destiny‘s Colombian-born Natalie Reyes as a younger woman discovered certain and gagged within the cargo maintain of a sinking drug-smuggling submarine.
That is the tenth time the South American nation has entered a movie for the foreign-language Oscar. It has but to have an entry shortlisted or nominated.
The choice was made by a jury of greater than 50 members of the Academia de las Artes Audiovisuales y Cinematográficas del Ecuador.
Different probably rivals within the class embody Iran’s A Hero (co-winner of Cannes’ Grand Prix), Finland’s Compartment No. 6 (co-winner of Cannes’ Grand Prix), Norway’s The Worst Individual within the World (one other well-received Cannes entry), Italy’s A Chiara and the Czech Republic’s Zatopek (which simply premiered to sturdy opinions on the Karlovy Range Worldwide Movie Competition).