Bafta Wales


14 October 11

Marc Evans's Patagonia, shot in Welsh and Spanish languages, is this year's UK Oscar entry in the foreign-language film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. Previous Oscar-nominations were for Wales, Hedd Wynn in 1993 and Solomon and Gaenor in 1999.

PATAGONIA narrates the journeys of two women – one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through the Argentine autumn.

Directed by Marc Evans(Snowcake), Patagonia stars Matthew Rhys(Edge of Love and Brothers and Sisters) and Nia Roberts(Solomon and Gaenor) alongside Grammy Award winning singer Duffy, in her acting debut.

A road movie for romantics, Patagonia is a film of intimate moments that play out against the sweeping panoramic landscapes, complemented by a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. Patagonia is distributed by Verve Pictures .

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: October 13, 2011

Sixty-three countries, including first-time entrant New Zealand, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


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