Oscar: Lukas Dhont’s ‘Close’ is shortlisted for an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category

Any a relative A great performance in awards season is an understatement. With nominations already in the bag for the Hollywood Critics Association Awards, Satellite Awards, Golden Globes and Best International Film award from the National Board of Review, it is certain: a relative On Hollywood’s radar.

Lukas Dhont’s second film is still in contention for an Oscar nomination for Best International Film. The film is listed with 14 other nominees on the shortlist announced by the Academy. Although there was also a sensation in 2018 girl It ultimately failed to make the shortlist. a relative So far yes. On January 24, we will know if the film will also be among the five nominees.

Competition includes, among others Decision to leave from South Korea I’m western nichs new (Germany and can be watched on Netflix), Argentina, 1985 (Argentina and can be seen on Prime Video), Bardot (Mexico and can be watched on Netflix), corsage (Austria now in cinemas) French Saint OmarPolish film EO who tells his story from the perspective of a donkey, and Joylandthe film which has been shortlisted for Pakistan for the first time and hits theaters on December 28.

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The film is still playing in Belgian and Dutch cinemas and has so far attracted nearly 272,000 visitors in Belgium and the Netherlands alone. Neighboring France has received 206,000 visitors to date.

a relative It had its world premiere at Cannes this year, where the film was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury. Since then, Dhont’s second feature film has been running like clockwork internationally, with dozens of international festival selections and numerous accolades.

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Over the following weeks, all members will be invited to nominate five films from the 15 titles shortlisted to compete for the Academy Award for Best International Film. Nominations will be announced on January 24.

a relative It is represented in the United States by A24, an art film distributor with an excellent reputation. For the past three months, Lukas Dhont has been in the US promoting his movie, which will be released in the US at the end of January.

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