Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas” co-writer by our member   Eligio R. Montero, “Pain and glory“, by Pedro Almodóvar; and “Mientras dure la guerra“, co-written by our member Alejandro Hernández, are the Spanish film nomination announcement for Oscar 2019.

The internationally awarded “Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas” directed by Salvador Simó, shows the true story of how Luis Buñuel made his second movie and becomes the first animated film preselected by academics to represent our country in this category.

Pedro Almodóvar has already represented Spain at the Oscars six times, the last in 2017 with his previous feature film “Julieta”. In 2000 the Oscar for the Best Non-English Speaking Film went to Almodóvar film “All About My Mother.”

Mientras dure la guerra“, which participates in the next edition of the San Sebastian film Festival, shows the true story of celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the military rebellion hoping it will solve the chaotic situation in the country. The conflict turns bloody and with some of his colleagues incarcerated, Unamuno questions his initial posture. Amenábar won the Oscar for Best Non-English Speaking Film with ” The Sea Inside” in 2005.

On September 5 the film will be announced that will finally represent Spain at the Hollywood Academy awards.