Empty Oscar Year for Brazil Films

By Maíra Amorim, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – For the fifth year running Brazil was not represented at an Oscar ceremony, and the Ministry of Culture's candidate for Best Foreign Language Film - Salve Geral (Time of Fear), by Sérgio Rezende - did not even figure among the Academy nominees. To cut closer to the bone, this year's award went to an Argentinian production, The Secret in Their Eyes.

Despite the strong . . .

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