This film centers around the last female bee-hunter in Europe, who must save the bees and return the natural balance when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. … [Read more...] about Oscar-nominated film opens Budapest International Documentary Film Festival
Oscar nominated documentaries
Also evident this year: further inroads by global nominees. One year after Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” tied with “The Favourite” for most nominations (10 apiece) and made a run for best picture, Bong’s “Parasite” is considered a serious threat to win that trophy in addition to the international feature gong. If he succeeds at the former, “Parasite” would become the first non-English language film to win the top trophy; all five previous films to receive nominations in both categories won the foreign-language honor, as the category was previously known. … [Read more...] about Will Oscar Voters Make History This Year or Reward Familiar Faces?
Reichert: I'm going to be real honest with you. This is my fourth Oscar nomination for best documentary. The first one came when I was around 30 years old. And now I'm 73, and I've had four. And I've never won. I've been the frontrunner three times. And I have terminal cancer right now and this is what's going to get me. There's no cure for what I have. And it could be six months, a year, or more. So I'll be real honest and say it would be great to win the award, despite the fact that all the other films are very good and the filmmakers are hard workers. They've done fantastic jobs. But for me, I'll be real honest, it would be extremely meaningful after four nominations and my age and my state of life, it would be very meaningful. … [Read more...] about ‘American Factory’ Directors Talk Trump, Globalization and Oscar Gold
Costa believes right-wing forces schemed to oust Rousseff in 2016, impeaching her on what the director considers a technicality. Two years later, the enormously popular Lula, who was weighing another run for president, was tossed in prison after what Costa calls a politically-motivated prosecution. Virulent political disputes fomented by social media began to tear the country apart, opening the door to the election of Bolsonaro, who has steered Brazil sharply to the right and praised the military dictatorship. … [Read more...] about ‘The Edge Of Democracy’ Producer Joanna Natasegara On Film’s “Long, Long Road” To The Oscars
In “Luxor,” written and directed by Zeina Durra, Riseborough is a British aid worker who encounters an ex-lover (Karim Saleh) in the Egyptian city on the banks of the Nile and struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present. … [Read more...] about Sundance: Clare Dunne, Andrea Riseborough on Lack of Female Filmmakers Nominated for Oscars, Closing the Pay Gap