“Hotel Coppelia” will represent Dominican Republic at the Goya Awards

The feature film “Hotel Coppelia” has been selected to represent the Dominican Republic at the 2022 Goya Awards, scheduled to be presented in Valencia, Spain, next February.

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the Dominican Republic (Accinerd), Luis Arambilet, announced Tuesday the selection of the film directed by José María Cabral.

The selection was made by the Academic Commission of Film Selection (CASF), composed of members of Accinerd and five Dominican professional film associations, according to a press release from the General Directorate of Cinema (DgCine).

The academic evaluation considered the bases of the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards, the Colombian Film Academy’s Macondo Awards, the Mexican Film Academy’s Ariel Awards and the U.S. Film Academy’s Oscar Awards, and will continue its ongoing work in 2022 with other nominations to academies in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.

Dominican films that responded to the call to be evaluated specifically for the Goya Awards, in addition to “Hotel Coppelia” (2021) were “Mis 500 locos” (2020); “Cabarete” (2020); “Papi” (2020), and “Atravesando el Jordán” (2020).

“Hotel Coppelia” is set during the April War of 1965, when U.S. troops invaded the Dominican Republic.

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