Oscar releases list of shortlisted for Best Foreign Film and Brazil is left out – Prime Time Zone

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Movie ‘Babenco: Someone has to listen to the heart and say: stopped’ was nominated in November by the Brazilian Film Academy to represent the country at the awards

disclosurePart of the documentary “Babenco: Someone has to listen to the heart and say: stopped”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Hollywood announced on Tuesday, 09, the list with the names of the shortlisted to Best Foreign Film that will run for Oscar 2021. Altogether there are 15 productions that advance to the next phase and only five reach the final vote. The Brazilian film “Babenco: Someone has to listen to the heart and say: stopped“, Who was selected by the Brazilian Film Academy (ABC) to represent the country, did not enter the selection. The feature portrays the life of filmmaker Hector Babenco (1946 – 2016) and is directed and produced by the actress Bárbara Paz, ex-wife of Babenco.

Among the shortlisted are two documentaries: the Chilean “El Agente topo” and the Romanian “Colectiv”. Also in the running are productions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iran, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Taiwan and Tunisia. Oscar nominees 2021 will be announced on March 15 and the ceremony takes place on April 25. Brazil can still appear in the awards with Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles film that is eligible for all categories of fiction. Check below the pre-list of best international film:

  • ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • ‘The mole agent’ – Chile
  • “Charlatan” – Czech Republic
  • ‘Druk – Another Round’ – Denmark
  • ‘Us both’ – France
  • ‘La Llorona’ – Guatemala
  • ‘Shaonian de ni’ – Hong Kong
  • ‘Children of the Sun’ – Iran
  • ‘The night of kings’ – Costa do Marfim
  • ‘I’m not here anymore’ – Mexico
  • ‘Hope’ – Norway
  • ‘Colectiv’ – Romania
  • ‘Dorogie tovarishchi’ – Russia
  • ‘Yangguang puzhao’ – Taiwan,
  • ‘The man who sold his skin’ – Tunísia