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European (co-)productions dominate the International Feature Film Oscar shortlist

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After having closed the submission period for the International Feature Film category (formerly known as Foreign Language Film) in October, the 92nd Academy Awards has selected ten films that will advance to the next round of voting in the category. A record of 93 films had been submitted to the Academy .

This year, the Old Continent is dominating the shortlist: submissions from nine European countries have been selected. Pedro Almodóvar‘s Pain and Glory [+], one of the year’s biggest international hits and the new effort by a tireless maestro, leads the pack with the biggest chances to win the award, although it would have to beat the absolute frontrunner, Palme d’Or winner Parasite by Korea’s Bong Joon-ho.

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