Latin America Presents Its Oscar Contenders

Contributor; Brazil
A total of ten Latin American countries have submitted entries to the 2014 Oscar race in the foreign language category. The list has some surprises and a few strong contenders, revealing a very diverse and fresh panorama of the region's film industry: no less than seven films were directed by young newcomers and even the most experienced director on the list has no more than three features in the bag. Click through below to see all the submissions and discover a few works by some of the most promising names of the new Latin American cinema.

Argentina - The German Doctor

Despite receiving lukewarm reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, the third feature by director Lucia Puenzo (XXY) sure has what it takes to make it a strong contender in the eyes of the Academy: children and Nazis! Far from exploitative though, it is the tale of a family that inadvertently encounters the former Third Reich doctor Josef Mengele during a trip through the desert.

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