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List of Latin American Submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

This is a list of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since the award was created in 1956. 81 countries submitted a film before the deadline. Here is the list of submissions from 8 Latin American countries.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_submissions_to_the_88th_Academy_Awards_for_Best_Foreign_Language_Film

The Second Mother (2015)

Country : Brazil
Directed by Anna Muylaert
With Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

600 Miles (2015)

Country : Mexico
Directed by Gabriel Ripstein
With Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Mónica Del Carmen, Craig Hensley

Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a deadly Mexican cartel. ATF agent Hank Harris attempts to apprehend him, but gets kidnapped by Rubio, instead. Rubio takes him to his bosses, but during the 600-miles-long drive, they slowly befriend.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Country : Colombia
Directed by Ciro Guerra
With Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

The Clan (2015)

Country : Argentina
Directed by Pablo Trapero
With Antonia Bengoechea, Gastón Cocchiarale, Guillermo Francella, Stefanía Koessl

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Gone with the River (2015)

Country : Venezuela
Directed by Mario Crespo
With Eddie Gomez, Eddie Gómez, Yordana Medrano, Yordana Medrano

Dauna dared to be different. She faced the ancestral practices of her culture and she paid the price. She made decisions which made herself suffer and others as well. Without giving up before defeats and loses, these led her to reconcile and become part of a legend herself.

The Club (2015)

Country : Chile
Directed by Pablo Larraín
With Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

Imprisoned (2015)

Country : Costa Rica
Directed by Esteban Ramírez
With Alejandro Aguilar, Natalia Arias, Rocío Carranza, Leynar Gomez

A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate. All parts involved, inside and outside, will have to deal with the consequences of such kind of relationship and what's necessary to preserve it.

Country : Uruguay
Directed by Germán Tejeira
With Roberto Suárez, Daniel Melingo, Marcel Keoroglian, Elisa Gagliano

During New Year's Eve, three lonely characters travel to a small town lost in the Uruguayan countryside. Cesar, a divorced man, arrives to the town where he will have dinner with his ex-wife's new family to win back his little daughter's love. Antonio, a small-time magician, is trying to get to town to perform his routine at the community center, but his car breaks down. Stranded in the middle of...