Genkina hito predicts the 2011 BAFTA Awards

With the BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) due to take place on the 13th February, the British film industry gets a chance to wave the flag for British talent and reward films from the rest of the world. The issue of what is or isn’t a British film depends upon the amount of British involvement but it is safe to say that Britain had a good year (apart from the UK Film Council getting axed).

Anyway, here’s what I think should win. When the results are read out on BBC One I’ll be able to compare and contrast. In the meantime I’ll probably change my mind after watching a few more films but first… 

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The Secret in Their Eyes

El Secreto de sus Ojos

This is the film that beat A Prophet to the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and only the second Argentine film to win that category. It was a result that left a lot of critics surprised due to the strength of the competition.

Buenos Aires, retired legal investigator Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin) is writing a book about a troubling case from 20 years previous in 1974, the investigation of a brutal murder-rape of a young and beautiful school teacher named Liliana Coloto. Esposito interrogates his memory to order events which involved his superior, Irene Menendez Hastings (Soledad Villamil) and his drunken subordinate Pablo Sandoval (Guillermo Francella) battling institutional problems to establish the truth. As he writes the book he finds himself troubled even more the events and allows Hastings to read it to help solve the case and lay down memories and feelings.

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