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Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón’s 1960 supernatural drama Macario, starring Ignacio López Tarso, was the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, which was also entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, received criticism in Mexico at the time of its release because it was considered a film made for the foreign viewer. Macario was released when Mexico was experiencing a nationalist era of cinema.

Best Foreign Language Film, Macario, 33rd Academy Awards, Nominated

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