a.- The family, is a national film by director Gustavo Rondón Córdova, who was selected for a nomination for best non-English speaking film, to represent Venezuela in the 91st edition of the Oscars, which will take place in the first months of 2019.
The Venezuelan selection committee, composed of representatives of the National Association of Cinematographic Authors (ANAC), deliberated on 22 August and approved the nomination of the film for the American awards because of its "strong script, aesthetic clarity and precise execution", stated a press release from the production team of the film.
Soon the representatives of the Academy of Sciences and Cinematographic Arts of Hollywood will publish a list of nine films on the shortlist for this line. After a second final vote, the five final films will be selected that will compete for the image.
The world premiere of The family It was in the official competition of the Week of the Critic of the Cannes Festival 2017 (France). From there, the feature film has taken a successful path, selected at more than forty international festivals such as San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Cairo, Cartagena, Chicago, Stockholm, Munich, among others.
To date The family collects eleven international awards, including prizes such as the best film at the Biarritz festival (France), the best film prize and the critics contest at the Miami 2018 Festival (USA) and the best technical achievement prize Latin American festival of Mar del Plata (Argentina) 2017. Local, The family He won 6 prizes at the Venezuelan Film Festival (Mérida, June 2018).
The family tells the father and son relationship of Andrés and Pedro, residents of a Caracas neighborhood, from where they have to flee after a violent event, and completely change their lives.
The film, written and directed by filmmaker Gustavo Rondón Córdova and starring Giovanny García (Andrés) and Reggie Reyes (Pedro), is a production by La Pandilla Producciones, Cine Cercano and Factor RH, from Venezuela, Ávila Films de Chile and DHF from Norway.