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13 French productions or co-productions in the Oscars race

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- Of the 81 movies vying for the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film, France is involved 12 times as a minority co-producer

13 French productions or co-productions in the Oscars race
Ixcanul Volcano by Jayro Bustamante

Besides France's official candidate, which already stands as a testament to its total openness to the rest of the world and its craving for new talent, as this movie is Mustang [+see also:
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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, the feature debut by Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven (read the news and the interview – a majority French production staged by CG Cinéma), the country is also flaunting its exceptional global influence on the list of the 81 films that are vying for the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film, as 12 of its minority co-productions are duking it out.

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Indeed, in Europe, France co-produced the Belgian representative, The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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interview: Jaco van Dormael
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by Jaco van Dormael, the Lithuanian movie The Summer of Sangaile [+see also:
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interview: Alanté Kavaïté
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by Alanté Kavaïté, Portugal's Arabian Nights – Volume 2, The Desolate One [+see also:
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interview: Miguel Gomes
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by Miguel Gomes, the Romanian entry Aferim! [+see also:
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interview: Radu Jude
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by Radu Jude, the Greek film Xenia [+see also:
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interview: Panos H. Koutras
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by Panos H Koutras, the Kosovan representative Babai [+see also:
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interview: Visar Morina
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by Visar Morina and the Swedish title A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
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by Roy Andersson.

French production is also active in Latin America with the Guatemalan candidate Ixcanul Volcano [+see also:
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interview: Jayro Bustamante
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by Jayro Bustamante and the Peruvian film NN [+see also:
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by Héctor Galvez, in Africa with Lamb [+see also:
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by Yared Zeleke for Ethiopia and Run [+see also:
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by Philippe Lacôte for Ivory Coast, as well as in Asia with the Malaysian hopeful Men Who Save the World [+see also:
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by Liew Sien Tat.

Interestingly, eight of these works benefited from backing from the CNC, seven via World Cinema Support and one through an advance on receipts.

(Translated from French)

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