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by Indiewire
October 2, 2006 3:30 AM
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AP: Italy enters film for Oscar contention

A movie depicting the voyage of a Sicilian family from their homeland to America at the beginning of the last century was selected Monday as Italy's candidate for best foreign language film at the U.S. Academy Awards. The Anica association of film producers selected "Nuovomondo," also known by its English-language title "Golden Door," by Emanuele Crialese after a morning meeting at their Rome offices. "Nuovomondo" was shown in competition at last month's Venice Film Festival, where it won praise by Italian critics. It stars Charlotte Gainsbourg alongside a cast of mostly unknown Italian actors and is largely scripted in strict Sicilian dialect. AP reports.

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