Kirchner Proud of Argentine Film’s Oscar Nomination
By Dialogo February 10, 2010Argentine president Cristina Kirchner said that she is proud that El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] has received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, and she affirmed that she is a fan of the seventh art. “I’m a serious movie fan, and I’m very proud as an Argentine that El secreto de sus ojos has been nominated,” the president said at a news conference, referring to the film directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil, all Argentines. Kirchner affirmed that “this is something very important, because movies express culture, identity,” and she took advantage of the press conference to congratulate the actors, director, screenwriters, and everyone involved with “this first-class product.” This is the second nomination for Campanella and the sixth for a film from Argentina, which won a statuette in 1985 for La historia oficial [The Official Story]. El secreto de sus ojos was nominated along with four other films, including the Peruvian La teta asustada [The Milk of Sorrow], and the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal its verdict on 7 March.