EntertainmentAlice Diop's "Saint Omer" is France's Oscar Nominee

Alice Diop’s “Saint Omer” is France’s Oscar Nominee


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The movie “Saint Omer“, by the French Alice Diop and rewarded at the 79th edition of the Venice Mostra, is the one chosen by France to compete in the Oscars for the best foreign language film, announced this Friday the National Center for Cinema (CNC).

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It is a feature film that recounts real events that occurred in the town of Saint Omernear Calais, in 2013.

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A young Senegalese woman, Fabienne Kabou, abandoned her 15-month-old baby on the beach when the tide was rising.

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The trial, which was widely followed in Francewas closed with a sentence of 20 years in prison for the mother, for murder.

The Hollywood Academy will announce on December 21 a preselection of 15 films to compete for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and, later, will announce the 5 nominated finalists on January 24, 2023, two months before the ceremony in Los Angeles (March 12).

Though France It is the second country with the most Oscars in this category, the last statuette dates back to 1992, when the winner was “Indochine”, by Régis Wargnier.

Source: diario libre

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