FILM ACADEMY RECEIVES RECORD NUMBER OF FOREIGN FILM SUBMISSIONS

Oct 09, 2012

By Scott Walker

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Academy Awards organizers have received a record 71 submissions for this season’s foreign-language prize.

The entries include Austria’s Amour from director Michael Haneke. It won the top prize at last May’s Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant as an elderly couple coping with the wife’s worsening health.

Kenya has submitted a film for the first time. David “Tosh” Gitonga’s Nairobi Half Life is being considered.

Canada’s entry is also set in Africa. Montreal filmmaker Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle tells the story of a child soldier in an un-named Aftrican country.

 

 

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