By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The film "Pequeno Segredo" (Little Secret), directed by David Schurmann, was chosen on September 12th as the representative of Brazil in the race for the 2017 Oscar nomination. During the announcement, the producer Beto Rodrigues, one of the nine members of the committee that made the selection, said the decision was based on two criteria: technical quality of the work and the candidate's chances to please American jurors.
"Besides the obvious criteria - technical and artistic - there was also a thought of trying to choose a movie that arrived in America . . .