Radio Cadena Agramonte
Havana, Aug 30.- The Cuban film 'La Edad de la peseta' (The Silly Age) is being considered by specialists to be nominated for the Spanish Goya Award and the American Oscars.
The Cuban-Spanish-Venezuelan coproduction, directed by Pavel Giroud, could be included among the four finalists in the category of Best Iberoamerican Production for the 22nd edition of the Goya Awards and among the five nominees in the category of Non-English Speaking Film of the 80th edition of the Oscar Awards.
Three Cuban films have won the Goya Award in this category in the past. They were 'La Bella del Alhambra' (The Beauty of Alhambra) in 1989, 'Fresa y Chocolate' (Strawberry and Chocolate) in 1993 and 'La Vida Es Silbar' (Life Is Whistling) in 1999.
In the meantime, only 'Fresa y Chocolate' has been nominated for the Oscars, in 1994, while 'Un Hombre de Exito' (A Man of Success) was considered for nomination in 1987.
The nominees of the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be announced on January 22nd, 2008, and the Awards Ceremony is scheduled for February 24th.
'La Edad de la Peseta' has received several awards in international film festivals in Havana, Cartagena, Lima, and San Francisco, among others.(ACN)