Sep 20 2010

At least three films from Grand Duchy in Oscar race

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The entries from Belgium and Switzerland have been announced.
Stay tuned for the Luxembourgish entry that will be announced soon.


SOURCE: http://www.station.lu/
Two films from Grand Duchy in Oscar race
2 films that Luxembourg film company Iris Productions co-produced, are up for Oscar nominations this year: Illégal and La Petite Chambre
Iris Productions has announced that two of its co-produced films, Illegal from Olivier Masset-Depasse representing Belgium and La Petite Chambre from Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond representing Switzerland, are in the race for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars 2011.

Illegal is a hard-hitting drama taking on the subject of illegal immigration in Belgium whereas La Petite Chambre is a softer-edged drama dealing with coming to terms with old-age.

Both films were co-produced 45% by Iris Productions, funded and shot in Luxembourg.

The Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is awarded annually by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the United States. It amounts to a feature film produced outside the United States, and whose majority language is not English.

This category has existed since the 29th Oscar Academy Awards, which took place in 1956 and has been given annually since. Unlike other Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is awarded to an individual. It is awarded to the director laureate, but is considered a prize for the entire country, represented by the film.

The five finalists will be announced on January 25, 2011, and the 83rd Academy Awards which will be presented during the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, will be held February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Last year, the 82nd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was awarded to Argentina, with the movie by Juan Jose Campanella, El Secreto de Sus Ojos.

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The entries from Belgium and Switzerland have been announced.
Stay tuned for the Luxembourgish entry that will be announced soon.


SOURCE: http://www.station.lu/
Two films from Grand Duchy in Oscar race
2 films that Luxembourg film company Iris Productions co-produced, are up for Oscar nominations this year: Illégal and La Petite Chambre
Iris Productions has announced that two of its co-produced films, Illegal from Olivier Masset-Depasse representing Belgium and La Petite Chambre from Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond representing Switzerland, are in the race for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars 2011.

Illegal is a hard-hitting drama taking on the subject of illegal immigration in Belgium whereas La Petite Chambre is a softer-edged drama dealing with coming to terms with old-age.

Both films were co-produced 45% by Iris Productions, funded and shot in Luxembourg.

The Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is awarded annually by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the United States. It amounts to a feature film produced outside the United States, and whose majority language is not English.

This category has existed since the 29th Oscar Academy Awards, which took place in 1956 and has been given annually since. Unlike other Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is awarded to an individual. It is awarded to the director laureate, but is considered a prize for the entire country, represented by the film.

The five finalists will be announced on January 25, 2011, and the 83rd Academy Awards which will be presented during the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, will be held February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Last year, the 82nd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was awarded to Argentina, with the movie by Juan Jose Campanella, El Secreto de Sus Ojos.

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