BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Drive My Car/ Flee/ The Hand of God/ A Hero/The Worst Person in the World

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UPDATE: ALL OF MY CHOICES FOR THE FINAL FIVE AND THE TWO RUNNERS-UP HAVE MADE THE SHORTLIST!

HURRAY!

AND THE NOMINEES FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM WILL BE:

Drive My Car

Drive My Car (Japan)

Feature Film

US Distribution: Janus Films

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Adapted Screenplay: Hamagucki and Takamasa Oe
Based on the short story by Haruki Murakami

Winner of Best Film of 2021 from the NYFCC
Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival
Winner of Best Screenplay at the Gotham Independent Film Awards

Could end up on other Oscar shortlists including:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay

NOW SHOWING AT SELECT THEATRES

 

 

Flee

Flee (Denamrk)

Animated Documentary

US Distributer: NEON

Director: Jonas Pohar Rasmussen

Original Screenplay: Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Amin

Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards
Winner Best Non-Fiction Film NYFCC
Winner Top Documentaries NBR
Winner NBR Freedom of Expression Award

Could end up on other Oscar lists including:

Best Documentary Feature
Best Animated Feature
Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay

NOW SHOWING AT SELECT THEATRES

 

 

The Hand of God (Italy)

Feature Film

US Distributer: Netflix

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Original Screenplay: Paulo Sorrentino

Could also end up on other Oscar lists including

Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay

NOW SHOWING AT SELECT THEATRES AND STREAMING ON NETFLIX

 

 

A Hero (Iran)

Feature Film

US Distributer: Amazon Pictures

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Original Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi


Winner of the Palm d’Or (Runner Up) at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival
Winner of Best Foreign Language Film form the NBR
Winner of Best Original Screenplay Award form the NBR

Could also end up on other Oscar lists including:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay

NOW SHOWING AT SELECT THEATRES. COMING SOON TO AMAZON PRIME VIDEO.

 

 

The Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Feature Film

US Distributer: NEON

Director: Joachim Trier
Original Screenplay: Joachim Trier

 

Winner Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival
Winner Best International Film at the Gotham Awards
Winner Best Foreign Language Film form the NYFCC

Top Five Foreign Language Films from the National Board of review

Could also end up on other Oscar lists including:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actress in a Leading Role

THEATRICAL RELEASE FEBRUARY 4, 2022

 

 

ADDITIONAL CONTENDERS

Compartment No. 6 (Finland)

Feature Film

US Distributer: Sony Pictures Releasing

Director: Juho Kuosmanen.

Based on the novel of the same name by Rosa Liksom

THEATRICAL RELEASE EARLY 2022

 

 

Prayers for the Stolen (Mexico)

Feature Film

US Distributer: Netflix

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Based on the Novel by Tatiana Huezo

THEATRICAL RELEASE EARLY 2022

 

OTHERS THAT HAVE MADE THE SHORTLIST:

I’m Your Man (Germany),

The Good Boss (Spain),

Great Freedom (Austria),

Hive (Kosovo)

Lamb (Iceland),

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan),

Playground (Belgium),

Plaza Cathedral (Panama)

 

 

 

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