The news just came in that Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem in a career-best performance – co-written and directed Alejandro Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu,was just chosen as Mexico’s official entry to the foreign language Oscar race.
Biutiful was one of the best films I saw at Cannes this year. Most bloggers were down on it, unfortunately, which caused me to freak out and act like a bitch on Twitter (“sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold onto.”) One tends to feel defensive of films they loved, and Biutiful was one of those to me. It reminded me of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez short story, so strange and mysterious it was. This news means there’s a much better chance the film will make an appearance at this year’s Oscars. Bardem is sure to get some notice for his performance.