Venezuela bets on ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’

Jabes' sophomore pic will rep country at the Oscars

A committee led by Venezuelan film orgs Anac, Caveprol and Avepca has selected Hernan Jabes’ “Rock, Paper, Scissors” (Piedra, papel o tijera) to represent Venezuela in the 85th Academy Awards foreign Oscars race.

“The film is a searing portrait of Venezuela today,” said committee prexy Alejandro Bellame, whose “The Rumble of Stones” repped Venezuela last year.

“Rock, Paper, Scissors” relates how an innocent child’s game unveils a betrayal that will alter the lives of two families.

“Along with my co-writer Irina Dendiuk, we gave shape to a story that would resonate not only with Venezuelans but with anyone in the world,” said Jabes.

Venezuela is the first of the Latin American countries to submit its entry. Produced by Rodolfo Cova’s Factor RH, this is helmer-scribe Jabe’s sophomore pic after “Macuro.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for best foreign film on Jan. 15. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 24.

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