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European films entered for Oscar nominations

European countries have each decided which films they want to submit to the race for the 2023 Oscars in the category of best international feature film.

The date for the 95th Academy Awards has been set for March 12, 2023.

To be eligible to compete, the films submitted must have been theatrically released in their country of origin between January 1 and November 30, 2022. The deadline for applications is October 3. Fifteen semi-finalists will be selected and announced at the end of December by the Academy, which will then narrow the list to five nominated finalists, to be announced in early 2023.

In this list, we find a good number of quality films that have received very good feedback in theaters or at numerous festivals, including Close by Lukas Dhont (upcoming interview), Bodiceby Marie Kreutzer, The Nights of Mashad by Ali Abassi, Saint-Omer by Alice Diop, Nostalghia by Mario Martone, Eo by Skolimowski, The Cairo Conspiracies by Tarik Saleh, Return to Seoul by Davy Chou, Memory Box by Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas, or for the UK, Winners by Hassan Nazer whom we recently met at the Dinard British Film Festival and whose reaction we heard after this announcement:

Here is the list of European films submitted to the Academy: 

European countries

AlbaniaA Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On by Gentian Koçi (Albania/Greece/Kosovo/Portugal )

ArmeniaAurora’s Sunrise by Inna Sahakyan (Armenia/Lithuania/Germany)

AustriaBodice by Marie Kreutzer (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)

BelgiumClose by Lukas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)

Bosnia and HerzegovinaA Ballad by Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina/France)< /p>

BulgariaIn The Heart Of The Machine by Martin Makariev (Bulgaria)

CroatiaSafe Place by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia)

Czech RepublicIl Boemo by Petr Václav (Czech Republic/Italy/Slovakia)

DenmarkThe Nights of Mashhad by Ali Abbasi (Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden )

EstoniaKalev from  Ove Musting (Estonia)

FinlandGirl Picture by  Alli Haapasalo (Finland)

FranceSaint-Omer by Alice Diop (France)

GeorgiaA Long Break by Davit Pirtskhalava (Georgia)

GermanyAll Qui and on the Western Front by Edward Berger (USA/Germany)

Greece Magnetic Fields by Yorgos Goussis (Greece)

HungaryBlockade by Ádám Tõsér (Hungary)

IrelandThe Quiet Girl by Colm Bairéad (Ireland)

IcelandBeautiful Beings by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/ Czech Republic)

ItalyNostalgia by Mario Martone (Italy/France)

KosovoLooking for Venera by Norika Sefa (Kosovo/North Macedonia)

Latvia: January by Viesturs Kairišs (Latvia/Lithuania/Poland)

LithuaniaPilgrims by Laurynas Bareiša (Lithuania)

LuxembourgIcarus by Carlo Vogele (Luxembourg/France/Belgium)

MaltaCarmen by Valerie Buhagiar (Malta/Canada)

MoldovaCarbon by Ion Bors (Moldova/Romania)

MontenegroThe Elegy Of Laurel by Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro/Serbia)

Netherlands: Narcosis by Martijn de Jong (Netherlands)

North MacedoniaThe Happiest Man in the World by Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia/Bosnia- Herzegovina/Belgium/Croatia/Denmark/Slovenia)

NorwayWar Sailor by Gunnar Vikene (Norway/Germany/Malta)

PolandEo by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy)

PortugalAlma Viva by Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal/France/Belgium)

RomaniaImmaculate by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark (Romania)

SerbiaDarkling by Dusan Milic (Serbia/Italy/Bulgaria/Denmark/Greece)

SlovakiaVictim by Michal Blaško (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Germany)

SloveniaOrchestra by Matevž Luzar (Slovenia)

SpainAlcarràs by Carla Simón (Spain/Italy)

Sweden: Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland/Denmark/Morocco)

SwitzerlandA Piece of Sky by Michael Koch (Switzerland/Germany)

UkraineKlondike by Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine/Turkey)

United KingdomWinners by Hassan Nazer (United Kingdom)

Non-European countries, with European production

AlgeriaOur brothers by Rachid Bouchareb (France/Algeria)

BoliviaUtama by Alejandro Loayza Grisi (Bolivia/Uruguay/France)

CambodiaBack to Seoul by Davy Chou (France/Germany/Belgium/Qatar/Cambodia)

ChileBlanquita by Fernando Guzzoni (Chile/Mexico/Luxembourg/France/Poland)

ColombiaLos reyes del mundo by Laura Mora (Colombia/Luxembourg/France/Mexico/Norway )

India: Last Film Show by Pan Nalin (India/France/USA)

IraqThe Exam by Shawkat Amin Korki (Germany/Iraq/Qatar)

JapanPlan 75 by Chie Hayakawa (Japan/France/Philippines)

LebanonMemory BoxKhalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas (France/Canada/Lebanon/Qatar)< /p>

MoroccoLe Bleu du caftan by Maryam Touzani (France/Morocco/Denmark/Belgium)

PalestineMediterranean Fever of Maha Haj (Palestine/Germany/France/Cyprus/Qatar)< /p>

ParaguayEAMI de Paz Encina (Paraguay/Germany/Argentina/Netherlands/France/ USA/Mexico)

TunisiaUnder The Fig Trees of Erige Sehiri (Tunisia/France/Switzerland)

TurkeyKerr, Tayfun Pirselimoglu (Turkey/Greece/France)

UruguayEmployee/Boss of Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Brazil/France)

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