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The Cannes Films en route for the 2022 Oscars

The first of November was the deadline for a film to be submitted as a candidate for “Best International Feature Film” for the 2022 Oscars. This marks the start of a competition that will culminate on 27 March 2022 in Los Angeles during the 94th Academy Awards organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Cannes Films En Route for the 2022 Oscars © RR

Among the films vying for a nomination, the Festival de Cannes is proud to announce that 17 were a part of the Official Selection. They have been chosen by their countries to be their cinematographic representatives. These are films that bear witness to the quality, diversity and vitality of cinema from around the world. On 21 December, 15 semi-finalists will be announced. The five nominees will be named on 8 February 2022.

The Festival wishes the best of luck to all these films.

Austria GROSSE FREIHEIT (GREAT FREEDOM) by Sebastian Meise Un Certain Regard - Jury Prize, 2021 Armenia SI LE VENT TOMBE (SHOULD THE WIND DROP) by Nora Martirosyan "First Features" Selection, Cannes 2020 Bangladesh REHANA MARYAM NOOR by Abdullah Mohammad Saad Un Certain Regard, 2021 Belgium UN MONDE (PLAYGROUND) by Laura Wandel Un Certain Regard, 2021 Colombia MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Competition - Jury Prize (tied), 2021 Denmark FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen "Animated Films" Selection, Cannes 2020 Finland HYTTI NRO 6 (COMPARTMENT N°6) by Juho Kuosmanen Competition - Grand Prix (tied), 2021 France TITANE by Julia Ducournau Competion - Palme d'or, 2021 Haiti FREDA by Gessica Généus Un Certain Regard, 2021 Iran GHAHREMAN (A HERO) by Asghar Farhadi Competition - Grand Prix (tied), 2021 Iceland LAMB by Valdimar Jóhannsson Un Certain Regard - Prize of Originality, 2021 Israel VAYEHI BOKER (LET IT BE MORNING) by Eran Kolirin Un Certain Regard, 2021 Japan DRIVE MY CAR by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi Competition - Award for Best Screenplay, 2021 Morocco HAUT ET FORT (CASABLANCA BEATS) by Nabil Ayouch Competition, 2021 Mexico NOCHE DE FUEGO (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN) by Tatiana Hueso Un Certain Regard - Special Mention, 2021 Norway VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD) by Joachim Trier Competition - Award for best actress, 2021 Russia RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI (UNCLENCHING THE FISTS) by Kira Kovalenko Un Certain Regard - Un Certain Regard Prize, 2021 Turkey BAGLILIK HASAN (COMMITMENT HASAN) by Semih Kaplanoğlu Un Certain Regard, 2021


Via Festival de Cannes, 2 November 2021


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