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Oscar-2023: “Saint-Omer” is not in the nominations, French cinema is still forced out


Another disappointment of French cinema. Holy Omer, legal drama Alice Diop, one of the final 15 contenders for the Oscar for Best International Film, did not make it into the final list of five nominees announced on Tuesday. Fate like fate Titanium, Palme d’Or by Julia Ducournot, ousted last year at the same stage. On March 27, the trophy will be played among themselves Nothing new in the west (Germany), Argentina, 1985 (Argentina), Quiet girl (Ireland), Close (Belgium) and EO (Poland).

Since the creation of this Oscar in 1948, France has been nominated 39 times – an absolute record – and won 9 times, making it the most awarded country in this category after Italy with 11 awards. Among our iconic winners: My uncle Jacques Tati (1959) Man and woman Claude Lelouch (1967) or even american night François Truffaut (1974). However, in recent years it has been less glorious.

The problem with French cinema?

The last three-color victory? It was only thirty years ago Indochina Regime Varnier. Since then, France has often been a candidate but has never won again in this category, where it last appeared in 2021 with unhappy Laj Li, finally defeated by a South Korean film Parasite Bong Joon Ho. Hence the saying that our cinema is no longer popular across the Atlantic…

Maybe a selection issue? Failure last year Titanium pushed the National Film Center (CNC) to review the composition of the selection committee of the French candidate at the initiative of the Minister of Culture Rima Abdul-Malak, in particular, with the exception of Thierry Fremaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival and President of Césars Véronique Kayla.

For Oscar 2023, Holy Omer was selected by a professional jury, which included producers Philippe Rousselet and Didard Domery, exporters Hengame Panahi and Grégoire Melin, directors Jacques Audiard and Michel Gondry and Ariane Toscan du Plantier, Director of Communications and Heritage of Gaumont. Will this new charlatan redistribute cards again?


Jerome VERMELIN


Source: TF1

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