List of Luxembourgish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1997. The Foreign Language Film award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1] As of 2018, fifteen Luxembourgian films have been submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but none have yet been nominated for an Academy Award.

Submissions

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956. The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.[1] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Luxembourg for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Languages Director Result
1997
(70th)
Women Elles French, Portuguese Luís Galvão Teles Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Back in Trouble Back in Trouble Lëtzebuergesch, German Andy Bausch Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
Dead Man's Hand Petites misères French Philippe Boon & Laurent Brandenbourger Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
I Always Wanted to Be a Saint J'ai toujours voulu être une sainte French Geneviève Mersch Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
Renart the Fox Le Roman de Renart French Thierry Schiel Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Your Name is Justine Your Name is Justine Polish, English Franco de Pena Disqualified [2]
2007
(80th)
Little Secrets Perl oder Pica Lëtzebuergesch Pol Cruchten Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Nuits d'Arabie Nuits d'Arabie French, Arabic Paul Kieffer Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Refractaire Réfractaire French Nicolas Steil Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Blind Spot[3] Doudege Wénkel Luxembourgish Christophe Wagner Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Never Die Young[4] Never Die Young French Pol Cruchten Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
Baby(a)lone[5] Baby(a)lone Luxembourgish Donato Rotunno Not Nominated
2016
(89th)
Voices from Chernobyl[6] La supplication French Pol Cruchten Not Nominated
2017
(90th)
Barrage[7] Barrage French Laura Schroeder Not Nominated
2018
(91st)
Gutland[8] Gutland Luxembourgish, German Govinda Van Maele
TBD

Because of Luxembourg's small size, many of the submitted films were co-productions with neighboring countries. AMPAS disqualified Your Name is Justine in 2006, arguing that Luxembourg did not have sufficient artistic control over the muilti-national film, which was directed by a Poland-based Venezuelan director, set in Germany and Poland, funded primarily by Luxembourg, and shot mostly in Polish and English. The film was originally considered to represent Poland, but it did not make Poland's four-film shortlist [9] and it was subsequently selected to represent Luxembourg.

Luxembourg's first submission, Elles also straddled the nationality guidelines. Directed by a Portuguese and set in Lisbon, the film was primarily in French, and featured a diverse lead cast from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA, but not Luxembourg. Dead Man's Hand was a minority Luxembourg production, which actually represented Belgium at several film festivals.[10] All other films were directed by native-born Luxembourgian directors.

Of Luxembourg's nine accepted submissions, two were light comedies (1998 and 2002), two were contemporary dramas (1997 and 2003) one was an animated film (2005), one was a thriller (2008,) one was a crime drama (2013,) and two were period dramas set in the 1940s (2009) and 1960s (2007).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  2. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (2006-11-08). "Lux out of 'Name' game". Variety.
  3. ^ ""Doudege Wénkel" aux Oscars". Le Quotidien. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
  4. ^ "Harrowing true story from Luxembourg is Oscar hopeful". Luxembourg Wort. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Baby(A)lone is Luxembourg's Oscars hopeful". Cineuropa. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  6. ^ ""Voices from Chernobyl" to represent Luxembourg". Luxemburger Wort. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ Bauldry, Jess (8 September 2017). "Drama "Barrage" to represent Lux. at 2018 Oscars". Delano. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ Brenton, Hannah (6 September 2018). "Gutland selected as Luxembourg pick for Oscars". Luxembourg Times. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Singapore Film Society". Singapore Film Society. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

External links

  • The Official Academy Awards Database
  • The Motion Picture Credits Database
  • IMDb Academy Awards Page
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