The journey of Quebec film 14 days 12 nights in Hollywood ended Tuesday. The feature film by director Jean-Philippe Duval, which had been chosen to represent Canada in the race for the Oscar for best international film, was not selected among the 15 semi-finalists selected by the Academy.
Small consolation for Quebec: the Ivorian film The night of kings, which was co-produced by the Montreal box Peripheria, is still in the race. The feature film represents Côte d’Ivoire.
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Among the other films that are still in the running, we find Breathalyzer (Denmark), Of them (France), I’m No Longer Here (Mexico) and Hope (Norway).
The five finalists for the Oscar for Best International Film will be announced along with all the nominations on March 15.
Written by Marie Vien, 14 days 12 nights stars Anne Dorval as a bereaved mother who sets out on a pilgrimage to Vietnam to discover the origins of her adopted daughter.
The feature film was named the Canadian Oscar nominee last December, after another film, Funny boy, would have been disqualified because it included too many dialogue in English to compete in this category.
This is the eighth year in a row that Canada has failed to secure an Oscar nomination for best international film.
Before that, from 2011 to 2013, the films Fires (by Denis Villeneuve), Mr. Lazhar (by Philippe Falardeau) and Rebel (by Kim Nguyen) had been named successively, without however winning the precious statuette.
The 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood on April 25.
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