The list of Italian movies that are being considered for competition for the Oscar for best foreign film has been released. A committee in Italy will look at these 10 films and will decide which to submit for consideration, and then the Academy will decide which films deserve a nomination.
Italy was last nominated in 2006 for Cristina Comencini’s La Bestia Nel Cuore.Choose carefully this year Italy! A couple of the ones on this list have no chance at all.
BELLA ADDORMENTATA from Marco Bellocchio — No chance and I think I make a pretty good argument HERE.
CESARE DEVE MORIRE from Paolo e Vittorio Taviani – good chance, it won the Golden Bear at Berlin, Nastro d’Argento, David di Donatello and Golden Globe Awards.
IL CUORE GRANDE DELLE RAGAZZE from Pupi Avati – No chance
DIAZ from Daniele Vicari – It’s got a shot
E’ STATO IL FIGLIO from Daniele Ciprì – good chance.I saw it at Venice and I loved it. Read my review HERE.
GLI EQUILIBRISTI from Ivano De Matteo — It’s got a shot
LA- BAS, EDUCAZIONE CRIMINALE from Guido Lombardi
MAGNIFICA PRESENZA from Ferzan Ozpetek — it’s got a shot. I saw this one at New Yorks Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and found it very well done and better yet, exportable. Read my review HERE.
POSTI IN PIEDI IN PARADISO from Carlo Verdone — Are they kidding? no. We actually didn’t see the end of this one because we walked out. It is atrocious.
REALITY from Matteo Garrone — Good chance. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.