One of the most anticipated films coming to theaters in March is the Best Picture nominee from Chile, NO the movie. The film already received a top award at the Cannes film festival and impressed audiences at Sundance. Now it is nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film.
What I love about the movie is that it celebrates free speech and the power of protest. As an ad executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal) would seem an unlikely candidate to change the political direction of his country. Yet when military dictator Augusto Pinochet holds a referendum on his presidency, the opposition hires Saavendra to create a brash ad campaign to win the hearts and minds of the people. If he succeeds, his efforts could free his country from oppression. NO the movie is inspired by a true story and is a powerful reminder about how a few individuals can change the world, and to never take our freedom of speech for granted.
Will NO the movie take home the Oscar? Find out tonight on ABC!
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