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    kaziz
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    The submissions this year are so weird honestly.

    Brazil snubbed 7 Prisoners, Spain snubbed Parallel Mothers. Canada didn’t go with Scarborough or Ste Anne. Croatia snubbed Murina. It’s so odd, maybe they’re great submissions I dunno but the rules for this category REALLY need to be overhauled. Enough of this country-commission bullshit.

    Yes Titane could get in for sure, but I don’t get how they would see that as more likely to be nominated than Petite Maman and Happening tbh. I’ve seen Titane and Petite Maman and the latter is the best film of the year for me (tied with Flee). It’s also the most critically acclaimed festival film. Happening sounds incredible too. Golden Lion winner. I liked Titane but I am baffled by a lot of submissions because they’re not picking the ones with the best chances……

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    Picture: The Power of the Dog, Passing, The Lost Daughter, Drive My Car
    Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hidetoshi Nishijima
    Actress: Tessa Thompson, Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart
    Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Negga, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Martha Plimpton
    Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jesse Plemons, Andre Holland, Troy Kotsur, Richard Jenkins, Reed Birney

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    Brazil did the opposite two years ago, picking Invisible Life (which had Amazon) instead of Bacurau (which was the more popular film here, and it didn’t have a distributor) and it didn’t work out because Amazon didn’t campaign the movie.

    Maybe the committee just thought that 7 Prisioners wouldn’t be a priority for Netflix (which already has Drive My Car and The Hand of God) and decided to pick the movie they liked more. The problem is how late they picked it. They should have made this decision after the movie won the Audience Award at Venice.

    About Titane, of course there was some bias from the comittee (the Cannes head was among them), but Titane is the buzziest foreign film right now, it’s polarizing, it’s queer and it will generate a lot of discussions and opinions. I’m sure the Academy voters will begin to watch. Whether they will stop watching in the crazy first 30 minutes or not, it’s up to them.

    They are basically sending a cultural message that this (Titane) is the kind of movie they want their directors to make.
    This is another thing that should be taken into consideration too. Supporting less established directors instead of the big named ones (Almodovar was snubbed and had movies picked in the past) is also another reason.

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    Yeah I think many of you here, and this isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing, don’t get that for a lot of these national committees, their first priority is not “what will win/secure us a nomination?” but instead “what do we want representing us?” or “who do we want to promote?”

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    Yeah I think many of you here, and this isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing, don’t get that for a lot of these national committees, their first priority is not “what will win/secure us a nomination?” but instead “what do we want representing us?” or “who do we want to promote?”

    Finally, someone with a brain.

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    Brazil submitted Private Desert (dir. Aly Muritiba). https://t.co/yyN8C7WxuX

    Seems gayer than 7 Prisoners. I like.

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    Italy is going to announce their submission on October, 26th.

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    Yeah I think many of you here, and this isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing, don’t get that for a lot of these national committees, their first priority is not “what will win/secure us a nomination?” but instead “what do we want representing us?” or “who do we want to promote?”

    It’s often both. See Israel’s submission and the controversy the cast created by not attending Cannes for it. Yes it is about what represents the country, it’s driven by who the state thinks should serve as cultural arbiter by putting them on committees AND it’s often about which film stands the best chance, especially for countries which have either never gotten nominated or even longlistef or have only once or twice. It’s patently both, I just hate the system.

    FYC:
    Picture: The Power of the Dog, Passing, The Lost Daughter, Drive My Car
    Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall
    Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hidetoshi Nishijima
    Actress: Tessa Thompson, Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart
    Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Negga, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Martha Plimpton
    Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jesse Plemons, Andre Holland, Troy Kotsur, Richard Jenkins, Reed Birney

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    “”Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the film chosen by Spain for the Oscars “The Good Boss” and I was really surprised. A very acid and cruel comedy that ends with one of the most impressive and dramatic shots in the history of recent cinema. Hopefully it will be released in the USA and the academics will have the opportunity to see it because the story, the dialogues and the character building deserve it. Parallel Mothers has not had half as good reviews as this film and in Spain it will surpass Pedro Almodovar’s film at the box office. Javier Bardem plays one of the roles of his life and you don’t know whether to love him or hate him. It contains easter eggs
    and metaphorical messages about class struggle and intergenerational inheritance. Bittersweet .
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    “”Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the film chosen by Spain for the Oscars “The Good Boss” and I was really surprised. A very acid and cruel comedy that ends with one of the most impressive and dramatic shots in the history of recent cinema. Hopefully it will be released in the USA and the academics will have the opportunity to see it because the story, the dialogues and the character building deserve it. Parallel Mothers has not had half as good reviews as this film and in Spain it will surpass Pedro Almodovar’s film at the box office. Javier Bardem plays one of the roles of his life and you don’t know whether to love him or hate him. It contains easter eggs and metaphorical messages about class struggle and intergenerational inheritance. Bittersweet . <p style=”text-align: right;”></p>

    Source, please. Well, at least we know that they don’t do it randomly.

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    Iceland is submitting Lamb as their International Feature submission.

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    Estonia has submitted On The Water as their entry. https://news.err.ee/1608373416/estonia-to-present-peeter-simm-s-vee-peal-for-international-oscar

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    Isn’t Romania submitting in 15th?

    Why they hadn’t do so yet??

    "Dearest Anita,..."failing to nominated for HK Film Awards is unjust

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    Iran submitted A Hero (dir. Asghar Farhadi) https://t.co/r59QZFUcjJ?amp=1

    Sweden submitted Tigers (dir. Ronnie Sandahl) https://t.co/TMtnWfv1qa?amp=1

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