Palme d’or winner among the contenders for the Oscar

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The Plaza, the world of the art of satire, which won the golden Palm in Cannes, is one of the nine titles in contention for the 2018 best foreign film Oscar.

Directed by Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish film is one of the nine proposals for the next stage of the competition.

The news follows the success of the film in the last week of the European Film Awards in Berlin, where she won six awards.

Other advances include Hungary participant In Body and Soul, with which he won the European actress award at that event.

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Films of Chile, Germany and Israel, are also among the nine-strong longlist, as are the titles of Lebanon, Russia and south africa.

They include German participant In the Fade, that won Diane Kruger, a best actress award at Cannes and the Russian film Loveless, which received the jury prize of the festival.

It is a good news for Senegal too, whose first submission for the award of Praise, about a mother struggling to survive in the Congolese capital Kinshasa – is still in the race for the Oscar now.

But there is no place for Michael Haneke’s Happy Ending or Angelina Jolie First they Killed My Father, presented by the award of Austria, and Cambodia, respectively.

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A record number of 92 countries submitted a film for the 2018 awards, among them the United Kingdom.

Iranian title The Seller was named best foreign film this year at the Oscars in February.Foreign language film longlist

A Fantastic Woman – Chile

Praise – Senegal

Foxtrot – Israel

In the Fade – Germany

The Insult – Lebanon

Loveless – Russia

Body and Soul – Hungary

The Plaza – Sweden

The Wound Of South Africa

The nine films will be reduced to five years when the Academy Award nominations are announced on January 23.

The 90 Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4.

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