Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA Spanish movie inspired by the true story of a man’s quest to meet John Lennon while he was filming How I Won the War in Spain in 1966 could be in line for an Oscar nomination. Billboard reports that Spain’s film academy has chosen Vivir es Facil con los Ojos CerradosLiving Is Easy (with Eyes Closed), in English — as the country’s entry for the Foreign Language Film honor at next year’s Academy Awards.

The movie tells the tale of a free-spirited English-language teacher who’s obsessed with The Beatles, and who journeys to Spain’s Almeria province in an attempt to track down Lennon and ask him the meaning behind the lyrics he wrote for the Fab Four’s Revolver album. The film was written and directed by David Trueba and features a score by acclaimed jazz-fusion guitarist Pat Metheny.

Living Is Easy (with Eyes Closed), whose titled comes from a line in “Strawberry Fields Forever,” already has won six Goya Awards — Spain’s equivalent to the Oscars — including best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay.

The U.S.’ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal the nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards on January 15, 2015. The Oscars ceremony will be held on February 22.

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