Latinx in Hollywood
- Published: Saturday, 13 September 2014 17:54
The Mario Moreno biopic CANTINFLAS has been selected to represent Mexico in the 2015 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film.
CANTINFLAS has yet to open in Mexico but the good word of mouth from the United States opening has spread worldwide.
The film “Cantinflas” was selected by the Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences to represent Mexico in the Academy Awards where it will compete for a nomination as Best Foreign Language Film.
Directed by Sebastián del Amo and produced by Vidal Cantú and Adolfo Franco of Kenio Films, the film Cantinflas tells the story of Mexico’s most important comedian of all time, from his humble beginnings through his triumph in Hollywood winning the Golden Globe for his acting in the film “Around the World in 80 Days.”
“This film is a labor of love; it’s very satisfying that it was selected to represent Mexico in the Academy Awards. I feel very pleased with the work achieved by everyone and by every single one of the actors and the whole crew,” said co-producer, Vidal Cantú.
“The selection of our film motivates us to continue producing inspiring stories and quality entertainment of the highest standards; it is a great opportunity that we hope will expose the film to an even broader audience ,” said co-producer Adolfo Franco.
“Cantinflas” is now playing in more than 400 U.S. theaters with a successful box-office performance. The sneak peak screenings will start in Mexico on Sept. 16th. “Cantinflas” is distributed by Pantelion Films in the United States and by Videocine Distribución in Mexico.
“Cantinflas” will premiere in Bolivia on Sept. 18th; in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador on Sept. 25th and in Ecuador on Sept. 26th. In Colombia and Panama the film will premiere on Oct. 2nd; in the Dominican Republic on Oct. 9th; in Chile and Uruguay on Oct. 16th; in Brazil on Oct. 22nd and in Peru on Oct. 23rd.