Run Sophie, run!
The Academy has just announced the names of the official candidates for the Oscars — which will take place on March 5 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Germany will be very well represented by Sophie Scholl – The Final Days [+see also:
film profile], some of her adversaries, and the short film The Runaway.
Marc Rothemund's hit, which has already won many prizes (from the initial couple of Golden Bears up to the three German Film Awards) and was consequently sold all over the world, is one of the five contestants for the Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. After over 30 festivals, Sophie Scholl is about to conquer not only the Hollywood jury but also the American public, since Zeitgeist Films will release it on February 24.
Two of Sophie's opponents were also (partially) produced in Germany: Paradise Now (Palestine) and Merry Christmas [+see also:
interview: Christian Carion
interview: Christophe Rossignon
film profile] (Joyeux Noël) (France).
In the category Short Film Live Action, it is The Runaway which will be given a shot. This film directed by Ulrike Grote and produced by the Hamburg Media School already won the Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar Academy Award in 2005.
(Translated from French)
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