'Mars One': Acclaimed film will represent Brazil at the 2023 Oscars

The Brazilian Academy of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts announced this morning, September 5, 2022, the film selected to represent Brazil in the dispute for a spot at the Oscars®.

Chosen by the Independent Selection Committee, in a virtual meeting, the feature ‘mars one‘, in Gabriel Martinsfrom Minas Gerais, will compete for a nomination in the category of Best International Film at the 95th Annual Awards sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar®, which is scheduled for March 12, 2023.

“The choice of “Mars One” to represent Brazil at the 2023 Oscars was a democratic and important decision by the jury. The film is about affection and hope, about the possibility of continuing to dream in the midst of so many economic and political difficulties. “Mars Um” sums up Brazilian cinema well, with narrative and technical quality, which is being produced today, representing the diversity of the country”, says Bárbara Carirychairman of the commission.

mars one‘ screened at 35 international festivals, winning best feature awards at OutFest, Black Star and the San Francisco Film Festival.

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mars one‘ is the filmmaker’s second feature, and has, as one of its central themes, the realization of a childhood dream.

In the film, we see the daily life of a peripheral family, in the last months of 2018, shortly after the presidential elections. The boy David (Cicero Lucas), the youngest of the Martins family, dreams of being an astrophysicist, and participating in a mission that in 2030 will colonize the red planet. Living on the outskirts of a large urban center, there aren’t many chances for that, but even so, he doesn’t give up. He spends hours watching videos and lectures about astronomy on the internet.

We already made our review, read it here.

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