Who is going to fight the “Leviathan” by Andrei Zvyagintsev – announced the list of contenders for the “Oscar” in the category “Best Foreign Language Film».
The American Film Academy has announced the list of paintings – contenders for the “Oscar” in the category “Best Foreign Language Film.” In the final list included 83 of the tape. This is a record in the history of the nomination: in 2012, the prize could get a picture of the 71, and a year ago, put up their own candidates in 76 countries.
This year, for the first time the existence of the category submitted their application Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania, and Panama.
Russia is “Leviathan” by Andrei Zvyagintsev – inspired by the history of the American welder Marvin Himeyera biblical Book of Job and the story of the residents of a small northern town, and his struggle with the corrupt mayor.
The main competitors Zvyagintsev, most likely two paintings from Cannes Film Festival in . Turkey sent a campaign for a statuette “hibernation” Nuri Bilge Ceylan – a three-hour history of the landowner and the innkeeper of Anatolia with numerous references to the Russian classical literature brought to the director “Palme d’Or”. And Canada will present “Mom” – a film directed by 25-year-old Xavier Dolan about the relationship of mother and son; this picture in Cannes Jury Prize shared with “Words, farewell,” Jean-Luc Godard; this movie is coming out soon in cinemas in Russia.
But, can not be discounted and the Dardenne brothers, from Belgium. On the riviera of their film “Two Days, One Night” (released on this week on Russian screens) was considered the favorite until the ads prizes,
but the jury is headed by New Zealand writer and director Jane Campion decided otherwise – and the picture is not got nothing.
But the “Oscar” at Dardenne will have a chance to make up for the failure of Cannes.
There are other movies, loud declared themselves at various film festivals. For example, France has chosen a picture of Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent: Style – it’s me,” a biopic of the famous designer; Poland sent on “Oscar” drama “Ida” Paul Pawlikowski, and Argentina – the comedy “Wild stories» Damian Shifrona.
The post-Soviet countries are represented by paintings Oles Sanin “Guide” (Ukraine), Elchin Musaoglu “Nabat” ( Azerbaijan), Georgi Ovashvili “Corn Island” (Georgia), Signes Bauman “Stones in my pockets” (Latvia), Ignace Ioninasa “The Gambler” (Lithuania), Igor Kobylyansky “The lower limit of the sky” (Moldova) and Zaza Urushadze “Mandarins” (Estonia).
«Oscar” for best foreign language film is presented on a regular basis since 1956; before foreign films several times handed a “special prize”. The most awards won by representatives of European cinema – 54 of 66; Soviet and Russian filmmakers received “Oscar” four times – “War and Peace” (1967), “Dersu Uzala” (1975), “Moscow does not believe in tears” (1980) and “Burnt by the Sun” (1994).
shortlisted Russian films fell for the last time in 2007 – it was a picture of Nikita Mikhalkov’s “12».
to apply for the “Oscar” in this category may tape that came out in the national rental until October 1 of this year. In the general list of American Film Academy includes all declared paintings that fit her requirements. Until December, all applicants will be shown to members of the Academy, which by the end of the year will form a long list of nine paintings. Shortlist of five films will be announced along with other nominees January 15, 2015. Holders of the “Oscar” will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood on February 22.