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The Athens International Film Festival at the Oscars!

And the Oscar goes to... the Athens International Film Festival! Nine films screened at the recent Athens International Film Festival are nominated for 27 Oscars at the 96th Academy Awards.

The Athens International Film Festival constantly and consistently seek to introduce to its loyal audience the best, most anticipated films of the year and the recent announcement of the Oscar nominations confirms this goal.

In this year's nominations, the Athens International Film Festival is solemnly present with films that are worthy Oscar contenders among the top films of the year and which our viewers had the opportunity to watch in a nationwide first screening at the 29th Athens International Film Festival and the 13th Athens Open Air Film Festival.

The Scorsese's epic "Killers of the Flower Moon" which brings back from oblivion a shocking genocide, the Palme d'Or-winner "Anatomy of a Fall" by Justine Triet with a wonderful performance by Sandra Huller, Jonathan Glazer's courageous unconventional treatise on the Holocaust "The Zone of Interest", the tender Opening Film ("Past Lives" by Celine Song) and the spectacular Closing Film ("The Boy and the Heron" by Hayao Miyazaki), Todd Haynes' delightful "May December", the unexpected surprise of the year "The Teacher's Lounge" by Ilker Çatak and the excellent documentaries "The Eternal Memory" and "20 Days in Mariupol" that deal with past and present issues of historical record, gathered 27 Oscar nominations in the Academy's top categories, just a few months after their screening at the Athens International Film Festival.

In detail:

“Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese
10 nominations (Best Picture, Director, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score, Song)


"Anatomy of a Fall" by Justine Triet
5 nominations (Best Picture, Director, Actress in a Leading Role, Original Screenplay and Editing)

"The Zone of Interest" by Jonathan Glazer
5 nominations (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, International Feature Film and Sound)

"Past Lives" by Celine Song
2 nominations (Best Picture, Original Screenplay)

"May December" by Todd Haynes
1 nomination (Best Original Screenplay)

"The Teacher's Lounge" by Ilker Çatak
1 nomination (Best International Feature Film)

"The Boy and the Heron" by Hayao Miyazaki
1 nomination (Best Animated Feature)

"The Eternal Memory" by Maite Alberdi
1 nomination (Best Documentary Feature)

"20 Days in Mariupol" by Mstyslav Chernov
1 nomination (Best Documentary Feature)

This year's nine Oscar contestants of the Athens International Film Festival equal last year's number, as in 2023 nine films of the 28th festival received an Oscar nomination. In particular: Martin McDonagh's bitter satire "The Banshees of Inisherin", Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winner "The Triangle of Sadness", Charlotte Wells' moving "Aftersun", Jerzy Skolimowski's "EO", Lukas Dhont's "Close" and Colm Bairéad's "The Quiet Girl", were nominated in the International Feature Film category, as well as the documentaries "All That Breathes", "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed" and "Fire of Love".

The 96th Academy Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday the 10th of March. Tune in to CINEMA cinemagazine.grfor coverage of this year's Oscars with daily topics, news, specials and predictions!

The 29th Athens International Film Festival is part of the ROP of Attica 2021-2027 and isco-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Τhe 29th Athens International Film Festival is held under the auspice of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.



    Publication date: 2024-01-25 11:28:49

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