Latin America Picks its Candidates for the Oscar

This week several Latin American countries selected their candidate films to represent each country in the Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th edition of the Oscars. It was announced that Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala (pictured) will represent Mexico, José Padilha's Tropa de elite 2: O Enemigo Agora é Outro / Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within will be competing for Brazil, Andres Wood's Violeta se fue a los Cielos for Chile. Additionally Daniel and Diego Vega's Octubre / October is Peru's selection; Colombia is sending Carlos César Arbelaez's The Colors of the Mountain / Los colores de la montaña; and Alejandro Bellame's The Rumbles of the Stones / Los rumores de las piedras the will compete for Venezuela. The 84th edition of the annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 26th, 2012 at the Kodak Theater in L.A.