10 films make short­list for Os­cars’ best in­ter­na­tional film

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES >> Ten in­ter­na­tional films, in­clud­ing widely ac­claimed of­fer­ings from South Korea, Spain and Sene­gal, are on the short­list of movies vy­ing for Academy Award nom­i­na­tions.

The best in­ter­na­tional fea­ture short­list an­nounced by the Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences in­cludes Bong Joon Ho’s “Par­a­site,” Pe­dro Almod­ovar’s semi-au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal “Pain and Glory” and “Atlantics,” Sene­gal’s en­try from his­to­ry­mak­ing di­rec­tor Mati Diop.

In May, Diop be­came the first black woman to com­pete for the top prize at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. That honor went to “Par­a­site,” while “Atlantics” won the fes­ti­val’s Grand Prix honor.

If “Par­a­site” or “Atlantics” re­ceive nom­i­na­tions, they would mark the first for South Korea and Sene­gal, re­spec­tively.

The 10 short-listed films are the Czech Repub­lic’s “The Painted Bird”; Es­to­nia’s “Truth and Jus­tice”; France’s “Les Misérables”; Hun­gary’s “Those Who Re­mained”; North Mace­do­nia’s “Honey­land”; Poland’s “Cor­pus Christi”; Rus­sia’s “Bean­pole”; Sene­gal’s “Atlantics”; South Korea’s “Par­a­site” and Spain’s “Pain and Glory.”

The short­list was culled from 91 el­i­gi­ble films.

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