On September 13, the CNC released the list of five films from which France would be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Oscar race. Knowledge:
- Anatomy of a Fall by Justin Triet
- The Golden Drop by Clement Cogitore
- The Passion of Dodin Buffan by Tran An Hung
- Thomas Cayley’s Animal Kingdom
- On the black paths of Dennis Imbert
If all predictions were in favor of Autumn Anatomy, the latest Palme d’Or branch, it was the passion of Dodin Buffan that created a surprise. Awarded the Best Director prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Tran Hung’s film, directed by Benoit Magimel and Juliette Binoche, respectively, will be France’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
In our cinemas on November 8, “The Passion of Dodin Buffan” will try to seduce the Academy, as it managed to please the audience at the Cannes Film Festival (in addition to whet their appetite), with this love story as a background of gastronomy. . Which makes him the most French of the latest French candidates to launch an attack on the precious golden statue.
But the road to the ceremony is still long. And the feature film will face some strong competition. Starting with Jonathan Glazer’s very radical “Zone of Interest”, a Grand Prix at Cannes last May and a British contender for the same Oscar.
After 31 years?
While each country currently nominates its own slate, the Oscar Academy will reveal a shortlist of fifteen feature films from around the world on December 15. The five nominees will then be announced on January 23, 2024, and the grand winner will be announced on March 10.
31 years after director Vargnier’s Indochina, could Tran Ahn Hung win an Oscar? Or at least do better than Saint Omer and Titan, his two predecessors, who weren’t even named in the top five? Answers in the coming months.
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