‘Estiu 1993’ in running for Oscar invite

Spanish Cinema Academy decides on September 7 if Catalan movie will be in official race for prestigious statuette

Frame from the Catalan co-produced film Tadeu Jones (by Paramount Pictures Spain)
Frame from the Catalan co-produced film Tadeu Jones (by Paramount Pictures Spain) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

August 23, 2017 06:32 PM

The Catalan movie Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) has already been awarded a number of international prizes, but now the film is only steps away from being invited to the most select club in the industry: the Oscars. On September 7, the Spanish Film Academy will decide which movie is to represent Spain in the best “Foreign Language Film” category at the 2017 Oscar ceremony.

Estiu 1993, directed by young Barcelona-born filmmaker Carla Simón, has already won the "Best First Feature Award" and “The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Feature Film” both at the 67th edition of the Berlinale film festival. Simón also picked up awards in Cannes, Malaga and Buenos Aires, as well as in the 10th International Catalan Film Festival FIC-CAT.  

Other candidates in the race

Carla Simón’s movie is up against two other productions hoping to become Spain’s candidate at the prestigious US award show. Estiu 1993’s competitors are the coproduced Catalan film Abracadabra, directed by Pablo Berger, and the historical film 1898.Los últimos de Filipinas (1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines), directed by Salvador Calvo.

Tadeu Jones returns to the big screen

But this is not the only development on the Catalan film front these days. Five years since his debut on the big screen, the lovable Tadeu Jones returns to explore the world’s mysteries. The animated film about the lover of archeology, Tadeu Jones, is a Catalan coproduction in which the Catalan company Ikiru Films took part.

In this second and new adventure, Tadeu travels to Las vegas for the presentation of the latest discovery from archeologist Sara Lavroff. However, you’ll have to see for yourself what new trouble the adorable Jones gets himself into.