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“O Som ao Redor,” Brazil’s Oscar Bid: Daily

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Oscar buzz is building around Kleber Mendonça Filho's drama "O Som ao Redor" (Neighboring Sounds), as The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced its submission on Friday for the Academy Awards' Foreign Film category.

The movie, based on the lives of residents in middle class apartments on a single street in Recife, has received rave reviews among critics and was a favorite in the festival circuit last year.

Mendonça Filho’s debut feature took the

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