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Oscars: France selects shortlist for 2023 competition

France on Thursday nominated a shortlist of five films to compete for the country’s 2023 Oscar best Best International functional category.

France’s national cinema agency CNC has chosen Alice Diop for Saint Omar , Good Morning Mia Han directed by Eric Gravel Sen-Love Full Time , Alice Winocour’s Memories of Paris , and The Worst Ones , directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret.

The committee will meet in September 23 with manufacturers, international sales agents and, where applicable In this case, the U.S. distributors of the five shortlisted films will decide which title has the best chance of winning an Oscar. After the meeting, the committee will make the final Oscar selection.

France has overhauled its selection process this year after a long Oscar drought. Of the final French International Oscar submissions, only four made it to the final shortlist and only two – Danny Z Gamze Erguwen Mustang at 2015 and Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables in 23 — Oscar nominated. Since Régis Wargnier in 1993 in Indochina since then, France has never won an Oscar for Best International Film. ).

Last year France’s selection committee selected Julia Dukunau’s divisive, controversial Titan , it was not nominated for an Academy Award, more than Audrey Dewan’s ‘s Happening , which is A more mainstream drama about abortion in 2019s France, which many thought would have a better chance among academy voters.

Under the new system introduced this summer, the French Minister of Culture will appoint a separate group of seven film professionals each year, including two filmmakers, two filmmakers The filmmaker, two sales agents and another film industry figure to select a shortlist of candidates.

Only scheduled during January 1st to November Feature films released in France this year, in a mainstream language other than English (though not necessarily French), and whose art teams are predominantly French, are eligible. CNC indicates that 33 application has been received.

No. College Awards will be held in Los Angeles in March , 2023.



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