SPAIN has announced its long-awaited Oscar contender. And the winner is … Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed.

The film – a true story about a Spanish teacher of English’s trip to meet John Lennon when he was filming in Almeria – swept the boards at this year’s Goya Awards, known as the Spanish Oscars.

The movie picked up six Goyas in total for Madrid director David Trueba and his cast.

Named after a line in The Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever, written by Lennon, the film will now be entered in the Best Foreign-language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards, to be held in Febraury 2015.

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