Yes, it is true: The Academy of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Arts of Ecuador has selected A Son of Man by Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador and Pablo Agüero as its Oscar bid for the Foreign Language Film category. The film took ten years to finish and A FILMS’ very own Jaime Puerta worked as an associate director.

Based on a true story, the film follows Pipe, an American teenager from the rich suburbs of Minneapolis who reluctantly joins his mysterious father in Ecuador, his home country, on a treasure hunt for the lost Inca gold. On this perilous journey, Pipe understands that both he and his dad cannot possibly escape the family demons, which gradually emerge as they go deeper into the jungle.

We are impatiently waiting for the final list of nominations with the hope that A Son of Man will be officially selected to run for the 91st Academy Awards.

Stay tuned for updates!