Five nominees for local submission announced
24/09/2009 - Five films are vying to be named Italy's submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar: Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baarìa [trailer], Marco Risi’s Fortapasc [trailer], Michele Placido’s Il grande sogno [trailer, film focus], Giulio Manfredonia’s Si Può Fare [trailer] and Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere [trailer, film focus].
Proposed by their respective production companies, the five nominees will now be judged by a commission created by ANICA as representatives of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. The commission – made up of 14 members that include Italian producers, journalists and directors – will meet September 29 to choose Italy’s official submission.
The final Oscar nominees for all categories will be announced on February 2, 2010.