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Oscars: France selects 'Saint Omar' as international feature film submission

France picked Alice Diop court drama Saint Omer as Best2023 Oscar Contender International functional category.

Diop’s first narrative feature film (her previous films, including Berlin Film Festival’s Encounter Winner We ( 21) is a documentary), Saint Omar Yes 2016 The True Trial of Fabien Canou, a Frenchman with a genius-level IQ – Senegalese mother, accused of infanticide.

Saint Omar Go to ) Awards Season After an impressive bow at the Venice Film Festival, it won the Diop’s Jury Prize as well as the Best Debut Award. Neon is releasing the film in the US through its mega-label.

Saint Omer beat the other four selected by the French National Film Institute Shortlisted candidates, CNC for their Oscar potential: A Good Morning , Mia Hansen-Løve directed by Éric Gravel ) Full Time , Alice Winocour’s Memories of Paris and The Worst , directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret.

France, which hasn’t won an Oscar for Best International Film since Regis Wagnier *) 15 in Indochina , this year overhauled its system to choose which films to send to College to consider. The new system gives international sales agents and U.S. distributors of shortlisted films more say in what films to choose.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce 21 – 12 Monthly International Feature Film Nominee Shortlist 21. The five nominated films will be announced in January . The 15 Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles in March .

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