Today The Mexican Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences anounced the films which will be nominated to represent Mexico in the Oscars and the Goya, the films are: “Heli” by Amat Escalante and “The Golden Cage” by Diego Quemada-Diez, respectively. Both films will be competing to receive the Oscar Nomination, leaving the film “Instructions not Included” by Eugenio Derbez out of the competition.
“Heli” tells the story of a town in Mexico where the people living there have only 2 options, working in a factory or becoming part of the Drug dealing ranks. The film has caused a lot of controversy in it's short time it's been on display, the film that would earn Palm D'ior a Amat Escalante the “Best director” award at the Film festival in Cannes this year.
While the flim “The Golden Cage”, just like the song by Tigres del Norte, speaks about migration. The film tells a story about 3 young Guatemalans which fall prey to human traffickers on their way to the United States.
VIDEO: "Heli" by Amat Escalante
VIDEO: "La Jaula de Oro" by Diego Quemada-Diez