Magazine article Screen International

Belgium Enters Dardennes to Oscar Race

Magazine article Screen International

Belgium Enters Dardennes to Oscar Race

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The Belgian national selection committee has chosen Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne's Two Days, One Night to represent Belgium for forthcoming Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

The jury, composed of six Flemish and French-speaking Belgian film professionals and presided by Joëlle Levie, unanimously praised the latest Dardenne film's cinematographic quality and its powerful topical and universal subject matter.

Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015

The jury also underlined the strong transatlantic potential of the film thanks to the presence of lead actress and Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and critical acclaim following its world premiere in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Two Days, One Night, distributed in the US by IFC Films, has already started its US campaign with selections for festivals which play a key role in the Oscar race, including Telluride and Toronto, and forthcoming New York Film Festival and Los Angeles AFI Festival. …

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