Magazine article Screen International

Austria Chooses Haneke's Amour for Oscar Entry

Magazine article Screen International

Austria Chooses Haneke's Amour for Oscar Entry

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Palme d'Or winner was picked up a nine-person jury.

Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner Amour has been chosen as the official Austrian entry to be considered for nomination in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category.

A nine-person jury appointed by the Austrian trade association FAMA convened yesterday (Sept 3) in Vienna to decide on the candidate.

According to the Austrian Film Commission (AFC), the jury was faced by a "particularly strong film year" for Austrian cinema. "2012 has been a year with a very broad presence of Austrian film-making at all major international festival events," the AFC noted. "This exceptional year has been outshone by an extraordinary film. With the second Golden Palm that Michael Haneke received for Amour, a highpoint has not only been written in his artistic career, but also in Austrian film history. …

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