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    Hayden
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    Shocking choices from Portugal and Mexico…

    As in, shockingly poor choices.

    That Lesotho pick looks interesting though. Hope that becomes available.

    Montenegro and North Macedonia both announced their picks too.

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    Brazil will announce its submission in Nov. 18.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Sudan’s selected You Will Die At Twenty, which is one of the few entries I’ve actually seen so far. I’d say it’s a solid contender. Their first time ever submitting a film.

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    Actually not shocking from Mexico considering “New Order” had faced a huge political and social backlash and the Letterboxd ratings collapsed after the domestic release. It was simply too toxic to be submitted.

    “I’m No Longer Here” was a hit and has Netflix. Also, better treatment for the lower class in Mexico and their stories (Something lacking in “New Order”)

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    Also if we go for the audience reception, “I’m Not Longer Here” wins over “New Order”. Currently it’s the best second reviewed film per audiences just behind “Another Round”.

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    If New Order was submitted, it would’ve been the worst rated submission on LB, so maybe it wouldn’t have been such a slum dunk as people make it out to be.

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    Shocking choices from Portugal and Mexico…

    As in, shockingly poor choices.

    Sure, Hayden.

    As in, that’s an unaware, superficial reading.

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    Michel Franco serve jury baits. Cheap shocks. That’s why he has an impressive and consistent track at festivals over his career. But his movies has accomplished nothing outside that circuit, they’re not good awards players.

    A far superior film from him, After Lucía, was selected to represent México in 2012. Didn’t even make it to the short list. A winner of the Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

    Prizes and mentions in festivals doesn’t weight in as might seem at the Oscar race.

    The AMACC did a fine, congruent choice selecting I’m No Longer Here. Backed by Netflix, already campaigned with support from Cuarón and Del Toro, winner of 10 Arieles, AND a good movie.

    Not even getting into other factors that matter, but to leave it there, New Order is just a horrible movie.

    I still think I Carry You With Me was our best bet though.

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    Also if we go for the audience reception, “I’m Not Longer Here” wins over “New Order”. Currently it’s the best second reviewed film per audiences just behind “Another Round”.

    Another Round’s not in yet, but it may as well be. That’d be an upset if it doesn’t get chosen.

    Nuevo Orden has the edge on Metacritic, but it does flip to I’m No Longer Here on Letterboxd. Franco + Venice aside, I even think a bit of controversy may have helped it land a spot.

    Sure, Hayden. As in, that’s an unaware, superficial reading.

    And yeah, didn’t mean for that to come out as snobbish as it did. I really only meant that I was surprised those are the choices, and I don’t think either will make the shortlist, where as they had other films that I thought had a decent shot.

    I’m more disappointed about Portugal’s choice to be honest.

    Prizes and mentions in festivals doesn’t weight in as might seem at the Oscar race.

    Of course they do, especially the last decade (and they certainly don’t hurt). Every winner since In A Better World has had noteworthy international festival slots and/or award recognition before being nominated.

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    Of course they do, especially the last decade (and they certainly don’t hurt). Every winner since In A Better World has had noteworthy international festival slots and/or award recognition before being nominated.

    You are right! It’s better to have them and it sure helps. But they are not a guaranteed advantage. A case could be made of all the recent movies getting major festival mentions and yet not even making it to the short list, or even not generating real awards buzz.

    So what I meant is that is not a decisive factor.

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    Lithuania’s submission is quite good!

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    Brazil submits Babenco: Tell Me When I Die directed by Bárbara Paz.

    The documentary tells the life of Hector Babenco, the Academy Award nominated director of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Pixote and Ironweed.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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