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  • Awardsfan1990
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    Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Tunisia have been added to the list, and so has North Macedonia, whose submission is Honeyland. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-2020-north-macedonia-selects-honeyland-best-international-feature-category-1234863

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    Morocco submitted “Adam” by Maryam Touzani.
    http://french.xinhuanet.com/2019-08/28/c_138343359.htm

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    Dao Truong Giang
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    Not Bacurau? That’s an interesting choice that I probably disagree with.

    Well quality-wise, Euridice Gusmão did win the Un Certain Regard prize, indicating it is at least on par with Bacurau.

    Strategy-wise though, if it were any other country, Bacurau would be the submission: higher profile, more exposure. But Brazil seems to have something against the director, several years ago his movie Aquarius wasn’t even on the shortlist (political reasons).

    That’s why the “country choose its 1 own submission” rule is problematic. I read somewhere (letterboxd or Variety idk) that South Korea does not like Park Chan-wook (again, politically), so both The Handmaiden and Oldboy were passed over.

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    Well quality-wise, Euridice Gusmão did win the Un Certain Regard prize, indicating it is at least on par with Bacurau.

    Strategy-wise though, if it were any other country, Bacurau would be the submission: higher profile, more exposure. But Brazil seems to have something against the director, several years ago his movie Aquarius wasn’t even on the shortlist (political reasons).

    That’s why the “country choose its 1 own submission” rule is problematic. I read somewhere (letterboxd or Variety idk) that South Korea does not like Park Chan-wook (again, politically), so both The Handmaiden and Oldboy were passed over.

    True, and Bacurau is a pretty critical movie about Brazilian politics and its place in global political structures so I was a little surprised it even made the shortlist.

    That’s why it’s kinda surprising then that Parasite would be the pick for South Korean, as that film is a pretty harsh satire of South Korean society and class. I guess the Palme made it undeniable as a pick.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite
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    Do my forum games!

    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/games-lets-play-games/72nd-oscars-runner-up-5-elimination-game-nominated-but-not-for-best-picture/

    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/games-lets-play-games/81st-oscars-runner-up-5-elimination-game/

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    Aunt Peg
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    I really think Euridice Gusmão is the better choice. Aside from the fact that its a better film than Bacurau (though that is my personal opinion and its a completely subjective view anyway), it is also a more accessible and Academy friendly than Bacurau.

    Bacurau would have probably made the shortlist but not go any further. Euridice Gusmão has a real shot of actually making the final five.

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    That’s why the “country choose its 1 own submission” rule is problematic. I read somewhere (letterboxd or Variety idk) that South Korea does not like Park Chan-wook (again, politically), so both The Handmaiden and Oldboy were passed over.

     

    If The Handmaiden had came out this year (without Parasite, of course), it would have easily been submitted because the regime which blacklisted Park was changed.

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    I think Bacurau could be a new ‘City of God’, maybe receiving nominations aside the Internacional category, like Screenplay and Directing.

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    Aunt Peg
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    I think Bacurau could be a new ‘City of God’, maybe receiving nominations aside the Internacional category, like Screenplay e Directing.

    No way as it is no way Academy friendly. Whilst Barcurau works without any knowledge of current Brazilian politics I do think knowing the complexities of the political situation in Brazil would add layers that most viewers miss out on.

    Parasite is the foreign language film this year likely to gain director and/or screenplay nominations. Ditto Pain and Glory for director, screenplay and actor (Antonio Banderas).

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    No way as it is no way Academy friendly. Whilst Barcurau works without any knowledge of current Brazilian politics I do think knowing the complexities of the political situation in Brazil would add layers that most viewers miss out on.

    Parasite is the foreign language film this year likely to gain director and/or screenplay nominations. Ditto Pain and Glory for director, screenplay and actor (Antonio Banderas).

    I didn’t saw the film yet. It was just a supposition.

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    Awardsfan1990
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    I didn’t saw the film yet. It was just a supposition.

    We don’t even know if it will even get a U.S. release in time for Oscar consideration.

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    Morocco has been added to the list, and so has Sweden, whose submission is And Then We Danced. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-sweden-selects-we-danced-international-feature-category-1235152

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    What…

    A 3 Years old movie for Oscar…

    I mean Philippines entry

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    Rinolo Twenty-two
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    Apparently, Dagsin is one of the finalists to be the Philippine submission, not the final pick.

    Cuba submitted “A Translator” by Rodrigo Barriuso & Sebastián Barriuso.
    https://mundo.sputniknews.com/cultura/201908301088536622-un-traductor-e-inocencia-dos-peliculas-cubanas-que-optaran-por-el-oscar-y-el-goya/

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    Awardsfan1990
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    You’re right. I didn’t read the article carefully. I’ve removed the Philippines for now and added Cuba to the list.

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