Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has picked up a special honor for a body of work that includes this year's Oscar-nominated "Biutiful," the haunting tale of a cancer-stricken father.
Far from the urban desperation of "Biutiful" or the meth-riddled rural life of "Winter's Bone," stars of those two Oscar-nominated films celebrated their good fortune at a private penthouse party at one of the city's newest hotspots.
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful," a tale of life, death and immigration on the rough side of Barcelona, was nominated for Best Foreign Film on Tuesday, giving Mexico its eighth Oscar nomination in a category it has yet to win.
A disturbing modern Greek myth, an Algerian independence tale, a sibling journey from Canada and a Danish study of friendship and fate are up against gritty Mexican drama "Biutiful" for the Academy Award for best foreign language film.
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, acclaimed for his movies "Babel" and "Amores Perros," opened Morelia's International Film Festival on Saturday with his newest work set against the plight of migrants.
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful," which earned Javier Bardem a best-actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is among the contenders for foreign-language honors at the Academy Awards.