EU-supported films competing for the foreign Oscar

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Two of the films shortlisted for a foreign language Oscar award have been supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

On the recently published list of nominations for the best Foreign Language Film we find the French-Mauritanian film Timbuktu and the Polish-Danish post-war drama Ida , supported by Creative Europe development and distribution.

Ida, written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, was the great winner of the 2014 European Film Awards. Ida is beyond doubt one of the most acclaimed European films recently. The film received no less than five awards, including Best Film and the Audience Award and is also a nominee for best cinematography.  

Timbuktu was presented at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The experienced director Abderrahmane Sissako has made a visually beautiful, but rather dark portrait of the country of his childhood, the West African state of Mali and the city of Timbuktu.

From 83 to 5

A record high number of 83 films were submitted to the Foreign Language Film Academy Award this year. The 87th Annual Academy Awards will be celebrated on the Oscar Sunday of 22 February 2015.

The following foreign language films are competing for the golden Oscar:

  • Ida (Poland) by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Leviathan (Russia) by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Tangerines (Estonia) by Zaza Urushadze
  • Timbuktu (Mauritania) by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Wild Tales (Argentina) by Damián Szifrón

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