EFEBy Carla Samon Ros Lima

Peruvian filmmaker Henry Vallejo needed more than a decade to complete "Manco Capac," a minimalist film about a young internal migrant's perseverance that has been chosen to represent the Andean nation in the Oscars' Best International Feature Film category.

The native of the southern Peruvian region of Puno began writing the picture's screenplay in 2010 and started filming in earnest two years later, but the project stalled due to insufficient funding and the departure of the lead actor, who had abandoned the set after earning a scholarship.