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Matteo Garrone On ‘Io Capitano,’ One Of 15 International Films Making The Perilous Passage To Oscar Night: “When You Make A Movie Like This, You Have To Accept That It Will Be Tough”

As awards season switches up a gear, with the handing out of the Golden Globes and the publication of the Bafta shortlists, one major title stands out in the International categories of both: Justi…

In lieu of Triet’s film, which fell well within Academy rules in terms of the amount of English spoken, the French selection panel opted instead for period gourmet drama The Taste of Things to do battle for the country’s honor, a move that is sure to cause a lot of confusion in the coming weeks. The list makes clear that at least four titles look safe to go through to next round, all of them Cannes favorites: Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves(Finland); Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days(Japan); Trần Anh Hùng’s The Taste of Things(France); and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest(U.K.); the latter of which may benefit voters faced with an already busy ballot for Best Picture. Bayona, could make the cut too, if the real-life subject matter — a brutal survival story set in the aftermath of a plane crash — doesn’t prove too upsetting, or possibly Nikolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land, if the appeal of Mads Mikkelsen outweighs the dryness of its historical Danish content.

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