Maximo Oliveros in the running


Auraeus Solito’s “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (english title: The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros) is among the 61 submitted entries vying for the 5 top slots that will be officially nominated in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category of the 79th Academy Awards.

Film critic Nathaniel R. from New York City notes Solito’s work as among the gay-themed entries, along with Korea’s period epic The King and the Clown, a gay love triangle set in the Chosun Dynasty. Egypt also has gay characters in the controversial hit Yacoubian Building.

The official nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Oliveros in the running  digg:Maximo Oliveros in the running  spurl:Maximo Oliveros in the running  newsvine:Maximo Oliveros in the running  furl:Maximo Oliveros in the running  reddit:Maximo Oliveros in the running  fark:Maximo Oliveros in the running  Y!:Maximo Oliveros in the running


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  1. Maxi Makes Us Proud Once More | manila gay guy is your manila gay guide Says:

    […] “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 22nd Independent Spirit Awards — a first for RP cinema. The Independent Spirit Awards is the independent films’ version of the Oscars. It honors movies produced on small budgets of less than $20 million. Auraeus Solito, the director of “Maximo,” is up against the following films and their respective directors: “12:08 East of Bucharest” (Romania), Corneliu Porumboiu; “Chronicle of an Escape” (Argentina), Israel Adrian Caetano; “Days of Glory” (France/Morocco/Algeria/Belgium), Rachid Bouchareb; and “The Lives of Others” (Germany), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The winner will be announced on Feb. 24, 2007. Good luck, Aureaus! […]

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