Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: France Shortlist Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: France Shortlist Revealed

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Five films will be considered for selection as France's entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

The shortlist was decided upon at a meeting this morning held at the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image). Under the presidency of Frédérique Bredin, the Committee tasked with selecting the film representing France shortlisted:

* Summertime (La Belle Saison) Catherine Corsini

* Dheepan Jacques Audiard

* The Measure of a Man (La Loi du Marché) Stéphane Brizé

* Marguerite Xavier Giannoli

* Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The Committee will meet again on Sept 22 when it will hear contributions from the producer and international seller for each film before making its final choice.

This year's committee composes Nathalie Baye, actress; Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival; Michel Hazanavicius, director; Mélanie Laurent, actress/director; Jean-Paul Salomé, president of Unifrance; Alain Terzian, president of the Académie des César; and Serge Toubiana, president of the advance on receipts committee.

The announcement of the five foreign-language films nominated for the Oscar is made on Jan 14, 2016.

The 88th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb 28, 2016.

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Corsini's lesbian love story Summertime (La Belle Saison) is set in 1971 and follows a French girl of humble origins (Izia Higelin) who becomes involved with a free-spirited girl from Paris (Cécile de France). …

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