Pedro Almodovar’s 20th film, JULIETA, has been selected by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España), as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.
This represents the sixth time a film directed by Pedro Almodovar has been selected to represent Spain in the Oscar in that category. The director did win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991 for “All About My Mother.”
JULIETA, based on short stories by Nobel laureate Alice Munro, is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed. JULIETA has received acclaim for its rich storytelling and supreme design as well as great performances led by Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez and Rossy de Palma. It debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Classics will releasae JULIETA in theaters in the US on December 21.