Corpus Christi nominated for best international feature film
This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for this year’s Oscar statuettes. 😄
There was a lot of excitement when it came to the best international film category, in which “Corpus Christi” was nominated, the award-winning film by Jan Komasa. Four other films beside Corpus Christi will compete for the Oscar in this category. These are: French “Les Miserables” (dir. Ladj Ly), Macedonian “Land of Honey” (dir. Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov), South Korean “Parasite” (dir. Bong Joon-ho) and Spanish “Pain and glow” (dir Pedro Almodóvar).
The movie’s main character is played by young actor, Bartosz Bielenia (Daniel). Upon being conditionally released from prison and as a result of some twists of fate, Daniel takes on the role of local parish priest, unbeknownst to the congregation that in fact he isn’t one.
Last year, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War, which was also nominated for the best cinematography and directing, competed for the title of the best non-English film (this year the Academy decided to change the name of the category).
In 2015, Pawlikowski received the statuette for the best non-English film for “Ida”. It was the only Oscar for Polish film in this category. In total Polish productions were nominated 11 times.
The Oscar Gala will be held on Sunday, February 9 at the Hollywood Dolby Theater. The statuettes will be handed out for the 92nd time, and the gala – like last year – will have no host.
Great news and Best of luck to our nominees!! 😄⛩