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Oscars: Mexico's film academy selects 'Cantinflas' for Foreign-Language Category

The film "Cantinflas" is a biopic about iconic comedian Mario Moreno.  "Cantinflas" will be looking to make history as Mexico's first winner in the foreign l anguage category. The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood. Sebastian del Amo’s "Cantinflas" is an ambitious biopic that attempts to tell the life story of the pioneering Mexican comic actor while dramatizing a crucial week in the career of producer Michael Todd in his attempt to wrangle an international cast for his big Hollywood production, "Around the World in 80 Days."  Anyone who’s familiar with Mexican cinema (or TV shows for that matter,) knows who Cantinflas  was, but not many people know the real story behind the character. This movie, directed by  Sebasti├ín del Amo, tells the sentimental story about an actor who began his car