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25 French (Co)productions in the Running for the 2024 Oscar for Best International Film

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By Jalalle Essalhi & Sandrine Neveux

This year, of the 92 films submitted by candidate countries for the Best International Film Oscar – and in addition to The Taste of Things, which represents France – 25 are French productions or co-productions, of which five are majority-French co-productions.

The presence of 25 French-produced or co-produced films, including five with a majority share, close the all-time record set in 2017 of 27 French co-productions, bears witness to the excellent vitality of the country’s international production companies, which are very involved in co-productions, some of which benefit from the CNC‘s Aide aux Cinémas du Monde fund dedicated to international co-productions.

The films competing for the statuette will be chosen in successive stages, with a first short-list (fifteen films) announced on December 21. The finalists will be announced on January 23. The award ceremony will take place on March 10.

All the French (co)-production films in the running for the 2024 Oscar for Best International Film:

The Taste of Things, the film chosen to represent France, has not been mentioned de facto.
French production companies are listed for each film, as well as international sales companies when French. Majority-French films are shown in bold.

BelgiumOmen by Baloji Tshiani • French producer: Special Touch Studios

BhutanThe Monk and the Gun by Pawo Choyning Dorji • French producer: Films Boutique Production

Bosnia and HerzegovinaExcursion by Una Gunjak • French producer & intl. sales: Salaud Morisset

Burkina FasoSira by Apolline Traoré • French producer: Araucania Films, intl.sales: Wide

ChileThe Settlers by Felipe Galvez • French producer: Ciné-Sud Promotion, intl. sales: mk2 films

ColombiaA Male by Fabian Hernandez • French producer: In Vivo Films

Costa RicaI Have Electric Dreams, by Valentina Maurel • French producer: Geko Films

EstoniaSmoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints • French producer: Kepler 22 Productions

GeorgiaCitizen Saint by Tinatin Kajrishvili • French producer: Mandra Films

IcelandGodland by Hlynur Pálmason • French producer: Maneki Films

IndonesiaAutobiography by Makbul Mubarak • French producer: In Vivo Films, intl. sales: Alpha Violet

ItalyThe Captain by Matteo Garrone • French producer: Pathé Films

JordanInshallah a Boy by Amjad Al Rasheed • French producer: Georges Films, intl. sales: Pyramide International

KyrgyzstanThis Is What I Remember by Aktan Arym Kubat • French producer: Mandra Films

MalaysiaTiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu • French producer: Still Moving

MexicoTótem by Lila Avilés • French producer & intl. sales: Alpha Violet

Mongolia: City of Wind by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir • French producer: Aurora Films, intl. sales: Best Friend Forever (BFF)

PalestineBye bye Tiberias by Lina Soualem • French producer: Beall Productions)

PortugalBad Living by João Canijo • French producer: Les Films de l’Après-Midi)

RomaniaDo Not Expect Too Much of the End of the World by Radu Jude • French producer: Les Films d’Ici

SenegalBanel & Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy • French producer: Take ShelterLa Chauve-Souris, intl. sales: Best Friend Forever (BFF)

SudanGoodbye Julia by Mohamed Kordofani • French producer: Dolce Vita Films

TunisiaFour Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania • French producer: Tanit Films, intl. sales: The Party Film Sales

TurkeyAbout Dry Grasses by Nuri Bilge Ceylan • French producer: Memento ProductionARTE France, intl. sales: Playtime

VietnamGlorious Ashes by Bùi Thac Chuyen • French producer: MAT Productions

Other French films are campaigning for the Oscars, including Palme d’Or winner, Justin Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, which just won Best International Feature and Best Screenplay at the Gotham Awards 2023, in the run for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Original Screenplay; and Villa Albertine resident, Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters, in the run for Best Documentary Film Documentary and Best International Feature; and Frederick Wiseman’s Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros for Best Documentary.

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