Tape Russian Director Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Paradise” was included in the shortlist of nominees for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film”, this is stated in the message of the American Academy.
the Premiere took place in September 2016 in the framework of the main competition at the Venice film festival, where Konchalovsky received the “Silver lion” for direction. Starring in the movie performed by Konchalovsky’s wife Yulia Vysotskaya, as well as Viktor Sukhorukov, Christian Klauss, Philip dyken, Peter Kurt and other, reports TASS.
the Action of “Paradise” takes place during the Second world war. It tells the story of three destinies: participating in the French Resistance Russian emigrant Olga, a French collaborator of Jules and SS officer Helmut. The premiere of the film in Russia is expected to be held in January next year.
Only short-list “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film” includes nine paintings. Among them, including on the participants in the main competition at the Cannes film festival this year: tape German Director Maren Ade “Toni Erdmann” (Toni Erdmann, 2016), the Iranian film by Asghar Farhadi “the Salesman” (The Salesman, 2016) and the picture canadian Director Xavier Dolan’s “It’s only the end of the world” (It’s Only the End of the World, 2016).
In the list also were presented by the Swedish film Hannes Hill “Second life Uwe” (A Man Called Ove, 2015), the Swiss animated film by Claude Barras “pub Life” (My Life as a Zucchini, 2016), the Dane Martin Zandvliet “My land” (Land of Mine 2015), Norwegian “choosing a king” (The King’s Choice, 2016) directed by Erik Poppe and Australian painting “Tanna” (Takamatsu, 2015), awarded with several prizes at the Venice film festival this year.
the shortlist of nine films in this category will subsequently be reduced to five paintings. The announcement of the final nominees for the award “Oscar” will be held on 24th January next year. The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on February 26.
In mid-September it was reported that at the meeting of the Russian Oscar Committee for the award “Oscar” from Russia has decided to nominate the film by Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Paradise”, which has already received the “Silver lion” for direction on the Venetian festival.
last year for “Oscar” was nominated film by Nikita Mikhalkov “sun stroke”, but he was not even in the shortlist for the award.