The US Academy has announced the shortlisted films in several categories of the upcoming Oscars, including International Feature Film. From all of the films submitted, a total of eight coming from European countries have been selected, as well as three more coming from non-European countries, but with European co-production.
Among the first ones, some of the favourites have made the cut, such as Corsage by Austria`s Marie Kreutzer, Close by Belgium`s Lukas Dhont, Holy Spider by Denmark`s Ali Abbasi, Saint Omer by France`s Alice Diop, All Quiet on the Western Front by Germany`s Edward Berger, The Quiet Girl by Ireland`s Colm Bairéad, EO by Poland`s Jerzy Skolimowski, and lastly, in a more unexpected move, Boy from Heaven by Sweden`s Tarik Saleh.
Some European talent is featured in the shortlists for the other categories, such as in the Documentary category, where Simon Lereng Wilmont`s A House Made of Splinters made the cut, as well as co-productions All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen and The Territory by Alex Pritz.
In the other categories announced, All Quiet on the Western Front has outpaced any European film, with presence in four of the five: Original Score, Makeup and Hairstyling, Visual Effects and Sound. Lastly and as usual, the Short Film categories feature some European talent, including Alice Rohrwacher (for her Disney+ short film Le Pupille).
The ceremony will take place on 12 March, 2023.
Here are the Oscar shortlists: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/94th-oscars-shortlists