These are the films nominated for Best International Film at the Oscar Awards

We tell you what are the movies that will probably make up the category of Best International Film .

Still from the trailer of the movie 'Pain and Glory'.

Still from the trailer of the movie 'Pain and Glory'. / Photo: youtube.com/Sony Pictures Spain

LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez

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The category that was previously called Best Foreign Film or Best Non-English Language Film will now be called International Film. This is an award that the Academy gives to a film that is not spoken in English and has not been produced in the United States. The Oscar Awards aim to be more diverse and also study international cinema.

The prenominates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received this year from all countries a total of 93 films submitted to be considered the Best International Film award. This is a historical record for non-English speaking cinema and for the Academy Awards.

This list has been reduced to ten international productions that will be considered to be nominated for Best International Film. The 14 Latin American films were left out of this list, so the only one spoken in Spanish among the ten predominant is Dolor y gloria, by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

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These are the other nominees:

  • Parasite , South Korea
  • Atlantics , Senegal
  • Beanpole , Russia
  • Corpus Christi , Poland
  • Honeyland , Macedonia
  • Those Who Remained , Hungary
  • Les Misérables , France
  • Truth and Justice , Estonia
  • The Pointed Bird , Czech Republic

As can be seen, Europe swept this time on the list of prenominates. Of the ten selected productions, eight are European, most of Eastern Europe, one African and one Asian. As said, none of the 14 Latin American films presented, including the Colombian Monkeys, entered this first selection.

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When will the nominees know?

The final nominees of this category and the others will be announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 13, 2020 and the awards will be held one month later, on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood in Los Angeles .


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