16/12/2016 | 3PM
David Schürmann's "Little Secret" film is out of the race for the 2017 Oscar for best foreign film. The list of the nine films in the dispute was disclosed Thursday night (15) by the American Academy of Cinema without the Brazilian production. Those selected are from Australia ("Tanna"), Canada ("It's Only the End of the World"), Denmark ("Land of Mine"), Germany ("Toni Erdmann"), Iran (“The Salesman"), Norway ("The King's Choice"), Russia ("Paradise"), Sweden ("A Man Called Ove"), and Switzerland ("My Life as a Zucchini").
In all, 85 films were registered to run for the nominations, which will be released only on January 24. The Oscar ceremony takes place on February 26 in Los Angeles.
The initiative of the Ministry of Culture to indicate "Little Secret", which received R$ 167,000 for the Oscar campaign, instead of "Aquarius" was one of the major film controversies in 2016.
For many, this was a political decision in retaliation for director Kleber Mendonça Filho, who, along with the film's crew, publicly protested against Dilma Rousseff's impeachment at the Cannes Film Festival.
Translated from UOL