Chile sends Doc ‘the Mole Agent’ to international Oscar race
Two of us (alias Of them in French) is produced by Paprika Films with The Party Film Sales on international rights.
Today’s deliberations lasted longer than expected as the selection committee narrowed down a shortlist of French candidates which also included Maimouna Doucouré’s Netflix drama. Cuties; Francois Ozon’s Summer of 85; start of functionality Gagarin by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh; and Maiwenn’s ADN.
The selection of Two of us follows last year Wretched, Ladj Ly-hemled’s first feature film that was nominated. France’s previous stunt in the race came with Deniz Gamze Erguven’s 2015 drama Mustang. France is one of the most nominated countries in this category but has not won a victory since 1992 Indochine.
The Oscar selection committee is made up of industry professionals including filmmakers Mati Diop and Olivier Nakache; producers Marc du Pontavice and Anne-Dominique Toussaint; and the sales agents Carole Barton and Juliette Schrameck; as well as the director of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Frémaux, the president of Unifrance Serge Toubiana and the president of the César Academy Véronique Cayla.