Film is also country's foreign language Oscar entry
set design and sound. Secret” has been in the box office top 10 for 18 of its 19 weeks in theaters, grossing some 34.8 million pesos ($9 million) — the best performance of a local pic since 1970. Pablo Fendrik’s crime tale “El asaltante” (The Mugger) took debut feature. The documentary honor went to Leon Gieco, Sebastian Schindel and Fernando Molnar’s “Mundo Alas,” a road movie about artists with disabilities. Leonor Manso scooped supporting actress for “Anita,” helmer Marcos Carnevale’s story of a young woman with Down’s syndrome who gets lost in the city after a bomb explodes at a Jewish community center. New actress nod went to pop star Emme (aka Mariela Vitale) for her performance in poor-rich love clash “El nino pez” (The Fish Child). Original screenplay went to Mariano Llinas’ “Historias extraordinarias” (Extraordinary Stories), a four-hour, multilayered adventure and suspense drama. The academy picked Laurent Cantet’s Cannes-laurelled “Entre les murs” (The Class) for foreign film. This was the fourth ceremony held by the academy, which was re-formed in 2004 after being disbanding by a military government in 1955. It is associated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Hollywood.
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