Monday, 11 August 2014

IDA AND WHITE GOD KICK OFF FOREIGN LANGUAGE OSCAR SUBMISSION LIST


Two critically-acclaimed festival films, one from last year, the other from this year, and both from Eastern Europe, will officially compete for nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar next year. With an October '13 release in its native Poland, Pawel Pawlikowski's biggest critical hit of his career to date, Idawill serve as that country's entry. It's beloved by critics and is also quite Academy-friendly, and it ought to be one of the frontrunners for a slot, regardless of what competition it faces. Hungary has also made its selection: Kornel Mundruczo's White GodIt'd be another very well-received film on the list, though much less conventional and thus much less likely to be recognised, though it could snag a space a la Dogtooth. It's already got a top Cannes award in its trophy cabinet, though, so no worried if it fails to make AMPAS' grade.