The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars , are America’s highest awards for the world’s film industry, which have been held since 1929 until now. It is known, at its 94th performance in 2022, a number of films from various genres and languages will also compete in this prestigious event.
There are five non -English films that will compete for the Oscar which will be held on March 27, 2022. There is the film Drive My Car , the following is a list of foreign language films that are nominated for the 2022 Oscar in the Best International Film category.
Flee is an animated documentary genre film from Denmark which was released in 2021. The film, directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, follows the story of a man named Amin Nawabi. The character shares stories about his past while fleeing his native Afghanistan to Denmark as a refugee.
Previously, this 90-minute film has received various prestigious awards and received praise from film critics. One of them is at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was the second runner up for the People’s Choice Award for Documentaries .
The Worst Person in the World
The Worst Person in the World or in Norwegian Verdens Verste Menneske is a 2021 dark romantic comedy film directed by Joachim Trier. This film is the last in the ” Oslo Trilogy ” starring Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen.
The synopsis tells the story of a love story between a psychology student who decides to become a photographer, and a famous comic artist who is fifteen years older than him. Although the two of them are quite far apart in age, they are very suitable in starting a relationship together.
The film successfully received positive reviews from Rotten Tomatoes with a rating of 97 percent with an average rating of 8.6/10. Additionally, The Worst Person in the World won the New York Film Critics Circle award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, who would have thought that Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom was disqualified at the 93rd Academy Awards. However, this Bhutanese film was re-elected and became one of five Oscar nominations in February 2022.
The film, directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji, tells the story of a character named Ugyen, a school teacher in his last year of training who is sent to the remote town of Lunana in Northern Bhutan. There he must brave the highlands, the lack of public facilities, and the extreme winter.
Before it was ready to compete for the Oscars, the 109-minute film won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival .
Drive My Car
Drive My Car is a 2021 Japanese drama film written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. The film is based on Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name. The film with the original title Doraibu mai kā follows the character Yūsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), an actor and theater director who suddenly loses his wife.
One day, he received an offer to direct a theatrical production called Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. Because he is still grieving and in order to avoid unwanted events, Kafuku is given a rental driver by the theater manager, named Misaki Watari (Toko Miura). Kafuku and Watari’s journey to Hiroshima turned into a special story.
Drive My Car received four nominations at the 2022 Oscars, namely Best Picture , Best Director for Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Best International Feature Film , and Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition, the film set a new record as the first Japanese film to be nominated for the Best Picture category .
That’s a list of five films that are ready to compete for the 2022 Oscar in the Best International Feature Film category. Success in the spotlight, is there one of the films from the list above that became your favorite and was nominated for an Oscar this year?