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OSCARS 2019 France

Memoir of War is the French candidate for the Oscars

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- Emmanuel Finkiel’s feature, an adaptation of one of Marguerite Duras’ works, will represent France in the race for a nomination for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film

Memoir of War is the French candidate for the Oscars
Memoir of War by Emmanuel Finkiel

First revealed one year ago in competition at San Sebastián, Memoir of War [+see also:
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 by Emmanuel Finkiel will represent France in the race for a nomination for the upcoming Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film (which will be handed out on 24 February 2019 after the unveiling of the nominees on 22 January). The film won out over four other shortlisted titles: Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
]
 by Emmanuel MouretClimax [+see also:
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 by Gaspar NoéCustody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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 by Xavier Legrand and Les Quatre Soeurs [+see also:
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 by Claude Lanzmann.

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Memoir of War is the fifth feature by the filmmaker (who previously garnered acclaim with VoyagesNowhere Promised Land [+see also:
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 and A Decent Man [+see also:
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), and stars Mélanie ThierryBenoît Magimel and Benjamin Biolay. An adaptation of an autobiographical work by Marguerite Duras, the plot of which unfolds in Paris at the end of World War II, the feature was produced by Laetitia Gonzalez and Yaël Fogiel for Les Films du Poisson, in partnership with Cinéfrance and with Michel Merkt. Co-produced by France 3 CinémaSame Player and by Belgium’s Versus ProductionNeed Productions and Proximus, Memoir of War was also supported by the CNC’s advance on receipts, Eurimages, the Ile-de-France region, Canal+ and OCS. It has racked up more than 350,000 admissions in France, where it was released by Les Films du Losange, and it was distributed in the United States in mid-August by Music Box Films. The international sales have been entrusted to TF1 Studio.

(Translated from French)

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