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Oscar nominees at Filmekimi

With a brilliant programme that comprises of most anticipated films of the upcoming season and titles that have premiered at recent festivals, Filmekimi’s line-up includes films that were announced as Oscar nominees in the Foreign Language Category.

*Belgium’s nominee Girl by Lukas Dhont, which has been awarded three prizes including the Golden Camera given to the best debut film at Cannes;

*South Korea’s nominee Burning was adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami, and directed by Lee Chang-dong, and won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes where it premiered;

*Iceland’s nominee Woman at War directed by Benedikt Erlingsson craftfully mingles Nordic humour with activism and nature;

*Japan’s nominee Shoplifters directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda is the winner of the coveted Palm d’Or at Cannes;

*Lebanon’s Oscar nominee Capernaüm is a sentimental melodrama directed by Nadine Labaki which won the Jury Prize at Cannes;

*Italy’s Oscar nominee is Dogman directed by Matteo Garrone, whose lead Marcello Fonte won the Best Actor Award at Cannes;

*and finally Poland’s Oscar nominee is Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski, whose Ida had won the Oscar.

Other nominees announced by countries included Dominican Republic’s Cocote, Indonesia’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Finland’s Euthanizer, Georgia’s Namme, Israel’s The Cakemaker, Kosovo’s The Marriage, Paraguay’s The Heiresses, and Venezuela’s The Family, all of which were screened at the past edition of the Istanbul Film Festival in April.

For a film to be considered for the Oscar for the Best Film in A Foreign Language category, it needs to be notified to the Academy by October 1, and have been released in their country of origin betweem October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The titles also are required to be filmed in any language other than English. Nine films are to be shortlisted from the roster of countries’ nominees.

Last year’s Filmekimi line-up included last year’s actual Oscar-winner in this category, A Fantastic Woman from Chile. Other nominees in the program were The Insult (Lebanon), The Square (Sweden) and Loveless (Russia).