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Spain puts forward ‘Rain’ for Oscars

Iciar Bollain pic beat out 'Cell 211' and 'Lope'

Iciar Bollain’s “Tambien la lluvia” (Even the Rain) has been chosen by the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as Spain’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

One of a three-film shortlist, “Rain” beat Daniel Monzon’s “Cell 211” and Andrucha Waddington’s “Lope.”

World preeming at Toronto, “Rain” a producer (Luis Tosar) and director’s (Gael Garcia Bernal) efforts to shoot a revisionist drama about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, just as the Bolivian government attempts to privatize the country’s water supply.

“Rain,” which Bollain called her most ambitious film to date, is her fifth feature and the first from a screenplay by Ken Loach scribe Paul Laverty, her partner.

It is produced by Spain’s Morena and Vaca Films, France’s Mandarin Cinema and Mexico’s Alebrije Cine y Video.

Submissions for the foreign language Oscar must reach the Academy by 5 p.m. on Friday. Nominations will be announced on Jan. 25. The 83rd Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater on Feb. 27.

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