These are the Five Nominees for Best International Film at the Oscars 2023. How to See Them?
A story of the First World War, the Trial of the Boards, the breakdown of a friendship, the adaptation of a girl to a new way of life, and the journey of a donkey through Europe, are the stories that compete for the Best International Film at the Oscars. We will tell you how you can see them.
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The Best International Film award, formerly the best foreign language film, has been handed out at the Oscars since 1947. It's a controversial category because it limits recognition of outstanding works because of their language. This has changed in recent editions, especially with the victory of "Parasites" in the Best Film category, which became the first non-English-language film to win the award. That night, director Bong Joon-ho took home four awards and, in one of his acceptance speeches, told academy voters, "once you get over the one-inch barrier of subtitles, you will discover many more amazing movies."
This year, as usual, European cinema predominates in the nominations. Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and Poland occupy four slots. On the other hand, Argentina represents Latin American cinema. Although it is already clear who will be the winner, they are all great samples of cinematographic talent worldwide and deserve to be seen. A crude account of the First World War, the trial that changed the history of Argentina, the breakdown of a friendship due to the social pressure of masculinity, the adaptation of a girl to a new way of life, and the journey of a donkey through Europe. These stories compete for the golden statuette in the 95th edition of the Oscars. We will tell you how you can see them.
These are the five nominees for best international film in the 95th edition of the Oscars and how they can be seen in Latin America.
"Argentina, 1985", Santiago Mitre (Argentina)
Based on actual events. In 1985, the prosecutor Julio Strasser (Ricardo Darín) had the mission of forming a team that assumed the titanic task of collecting testimonies and evidence of human rights violations in the dictatorship for the trials of the military juntas. From the courts, there is a shocking account of the darkest period in the history of Argentina. Available on Prime Video.
"CLOSE", Lukas Dhont (Belgium)
Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele) are best friends. Their bond is very intimate. They are each other's world. When their closeness begins to be questioned by their schoolmates, the social pressure of masculinity drives them to a distance that reaches the point of no return. Available in theaters.
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"EO", Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
Through the downcast eyes of EO, a gray donkey, director Jerzy Skolimowski embarks on a journey across Europe. Along the way, they meet good and bad people who glimpse the wonderful and painful things that the world hides. Available in theaters.
"The Quiet Girl", Colm Bairéad (Ireland)
Cáit, a nine-year-old girl, is sent by her neglectful parents to a foster home while they await the birth of their new son during the summer. Although, at first, she is reticent in the face of this unknown space, Cáit is discovering new ways of relating to those around her. It still does not have a release date for Latin America.
"All Quiet on the Front", Edward Berger (Germany)
The third adaptation of Erich Remarque's novel is about the horrors of the First World War, told from soldiers' perspectives on the battlefield. With nine nominations, including Best Picture, it is the favorite and virtual winner of the category. Available on Netflix.