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Brazil Selects Entry for Foreign Language Film Academy Award

Oscar 2013: The Clown is Brazil’s submission Selton Mello’s The Clown / O Palhaço is Brazil’s entry for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Actor Mello’s second feature film as a director, following Merry Christmas / Feliz Natal (2008), The Clown apparently follows a similar path to that of Carlos Diegues’ road movie Bye Bye Brasil. (Photo: Teuda Bara [I'm assuming that's an homage to Theda Bara] and Selton Mello The Clown.) [See Portuguese-language trailer below.] In Mello’s comedy-drama released in Brazil in November 2011 (local gross $6.72m), father and son Valdemar (veteran Paulo José) and Benjamin (Mello), better known as the [...]

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