Spain selects movie to compete for Oscar

MADRID (AP) — Spain has selected the movie “15 Anos y un día” (15 Years and a Day) directed by Gracia Querejeta as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars.

Chosen Wednesday by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the film stars Spanish actress Maribel Verdu and tells the story of an unemployed mother and her adolescent son who is expelled from school and sent to live with his grandfather.

Querejeta, 51, is daughter of late Spanish film producer Elias Querejeta, who died in June.

The U.S. film academy will select finalists for the Oscar next January with the awards announced a month later.

The film will also represent Spain in Mexico’s Ariel prizes.

Spain has won four Oscars for best foreign language film.

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