Awards season will soon be upon us. Here we take a look at six films submitted for the Best International Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards. Nominations are yet to be announced.
Six films vying for Best International Feature Film at Oscars 2023
The Kingdom has submitted director Mohammed Al-Salman’s “Raven Song.” The coming-of-age comedy follows a young man who becomes infatuated with a mysterious woman.
Morocco has chosen Maryam Touzani’s “The Blue Caftan.” It tells the story of Halim and Mina, a married couple running a traditional caftan store in one of the country’s oldest medinas.
The UK picked “Winners” by Scotland-based British Iranian director Hassan Nazer. The film is set in a poor Iranian village and follows two children who find a precious statuette in the desert.
Denmark has selected “Holy Spider,” director Ali Abbasi’s Iran-set thriller, as its official Oscar entry. Based on a true story, the film revolves around a family man who becomes a serial killer.
Maha Haj’s drama “Mediterranean Fever” tackles the dynamics of male friendship and the strain of living under Israeli occupation.
Tarik Saleh’s film “Boy from Heaven” is a political thriller about a fisherman’s son who is thrown into a brutal power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite.