(updated: 10:34 16.12.2016)
MOSCOW, 16 Dec — RIA Novosti. Film “Paradise” by Andrei Konchalovsky has a chance to get into the top five nominees for the “Oscar”, as it dealt with matters important for the Academy, but the competition got serious, said RIA Novosti President of the Guild of film critics Union of cinematographers of Russia Kirill Razlogov.
“the Chance to be nominated the movie has. First, it addresses Jewish themes, so close to Hollywood, and secondly, there is unexpectedly solved a military theme, which is told from the perspective of the great Patriotic war, and the positions of the participants of the Second world war, which inevitably became its members, and this is their tragedy, they find themselves on different sides of the barricades. Finally, the film is originally made from the perspective of people who are no longer alive,” — said the Razlogov.
According to him, the Holocaust, both serious and social, and tragic, has long been one of Hollywood’s largest. “In my opinion, the picture Konchalovsky too difficult to understand by Americans, so I guess he got additional nomination, which nominated experts”, — said the interlocutor of the Agency.
Only short-list includes nine films from 85. In addition to Russian paintings list of paintings from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, including “Toni Erdmann” marine Hell, “It’s only the end of the world” Xavier Dolan, “Buyer” Asghar Farhadi.
“Competition is very serious, but the chances of “Heaven” to be nominated is,” Razlogov said.
Black-and-white film Konchalovsky’s “Paradise” tells about the people whose lives intersected during the Second world war – a Russian immigrant Olga, a participant of the French Resistance, the French-Jules collaborator and high-ranking SS officer Helmut. The story takes place mainly in a German concentration camp. The main role in the film was played by Julia Vysotskaya, German actor Christian Klaus and Frenchman Philippe ducan. The film premiered at the 73rd Venice film festival, where the movie took home the directing award — “the Silver lion”. In the Russian hire movie comes out December 19.