The selection between these feature films must be made on September 21 following a commission which brings together producers, international sellers and the American distributors of each preselected film.
Golden Palm Anatomy of a fall , The pion of Dodin Bouffant Or On the black paths are among the five films in the running to represent France at the 2024 Oscars, the National Cinematography Center (CNC) announced on Wednesday.
The selection between these films must be made following a commission which brings together producers, international sellers and American distributors of each preselected film. This meeting is scheduled to take place on September 21. A female director – the winner of the 2023 Palme d’or, Justine Triet – and four directors are in the running. Four of these feature films (Anatomy of a fall by Justine Triet, Drop of gold by Clément Cogitore, The Pion of Dodin Bouffant – prize for directing – by Tran Anh Hung and The Animal Kingdom by Thomas Cailley which is due out on October 4) were presented at the Cannes Film Festival. The fifth film is On the black paths by Denis Imbert, with Jean Dujardin. It exceeded one million spectators at the box office. Last year, the film Saint-Omer, doubly awarded at the Venice Film Festival, by director Alice Diop was chosen to represent France at the Oscars.
The last French film to win the Oscar for Best International Film was Indochina by Régis Wargnier, in 1993. Titanium of Julia DucournauFrench representative in 2022, had not been preselected by the Academy of Oscars.