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Praise and a criticism of Juan José Campanella for 'Argentina, 1985'


The Argentine director maintained that the film is "good and with a stellar cast", but said that it was "for a short time" in theaters.

Argentine filmmaker Juan José Campanella, winner of an Oscar for

El secreto de sus ojos

 in 2010, told EFE on Tuesday

his joy at the nomination of Argentina, 1985

, by Santiago Mitre, for the Academy Awards edition of Hollywood that will be delivered in March 2023.


Argentina, 1985

 is nominated for an Oscar is something very good for everyone,

it makes me very happy

," he said shortly before attending the opening of the fifth Ibero American Film Festival in Miami (IAFFM).

In a brief statement to EFE, Campanella hoped that the production of Mitre, which he defined as

"a good film with a stellar cast"

, will be revived in commercial theaters in Argentina now that it is nominated for an Oscar for best international film.

Campanella, the day after winning an Oscar for "The Secret in Their Eyes."

In his opinion,

it has been in theaters for too little time

, because a few weeks after its premiere

it became part of the Amazon Prime Video platform offer


An Argentine honored in Miami

The director of El hijo de la novia is in Miami for the

tribute that will be paid to him on Wednesday by the fifth edition of the Ibero American Film Festival of Miami

(IAFFM), with the screening of two of his films: those chosen for the tribute are 

The tale of the weasels

 (2019) and



Campanella won the Oscar in 2010 in the category then called

Best Foreign Language Film


El secreto de sus ojos

, starring Ricardo Darín, the same protagonist of the film that will represent our country.

Soledad Villamil and Ricardo Darín with Campanella during the filming of "El secreto de sus ojos".

Only one other Argentine director has won that award from the United States Academy of Cinematographic Arts: Luis Puenzo, with

La historia oficial

(1985), starring the great Norma Aleandro.

About the nominees and the ceremony

The 95th edition of the Hollywood Academy Awards will be delivered

next Sunday, March 12


Everything Everywhere at the Same Time

, by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, with 11 nominations,

was the most nominated

, closely followed by

The Spirits of the Island

, by Martin McDonagh, and

All Quiet Front

, by Edward Berger, with 9.

Santiago Miter and Ricardo Darín at the Golden Globes, the prelude to the Oscars.

The latter is

the German film that will compete with Argentina, 1985

in the category of best international film.

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis

had 8 nominations;

The Fabelmans

, by Steven Spielberg, 7, while the two highest-grossing films of 2022,

Top Gun: Maverick

, by Joseph Kosinski, and

Avatar: The Way of Water

, by James Cameron, had 6 and 4 nominations, respectively.


, by Todd Field, reached 6 nominations, and

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

, 5.

best international film

All Quiet at the Front


Argentina, 1985






The Quiet Girl


With information from the EFE agency

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