Oscar nominations for Dutch co-pros
Three minority Dutch co-productions have received Oscar nominations
Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and co-produced by Amsterdam-based Topkapi Films has been nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards in both the Best International Feature Film and Best Director categories.
The film has been previously honoured the Official Selection label at Cannes Film Festival 2020 and had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It has already won numerous prizes, including Best European Film, Best European Director and Best European Screenwriter at the European Film Awards, the Silver Shell for Best Actor at San Sebastian and Best Film at BFI London. Furthermore the film has received a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Foreign Language Picture.
Another Round is about four friends, who want to escape everyday life and start an experiment to uphold a constant level of intoxication. Enough to live life to the fullest. Until it all derails...
Bosnian-Dutch co-production Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić is also nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar. The film is co-produced by N279 Entertainment and Dutch actors Raymond Thiry, Reinout Bussemaker and Juda Goslinga play important roles.
Quo Vadis, Aida?, the story of a translator attempting to save the lives of her husband and sons during the Bosnian genocide, world premiered in Venice Competition and was selected for Toronto. It has been awarded among others the Audience Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best International Film at Gothenburg, the Knight Marimbas and Rene Rodriguez Critics Award at Miami and is nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards.
The Mole Agent, directed by Maite Alberdi (Chile) and co-produced by Volya Films has received a nomination for the Feature Documentary Academy Award.
The Mole Agent celebrated its world premiere at 2020 Sundance and has won among others the Best European Film Audience Award at San Sebastian. It is an unusual crossover between traditional police fiction and observational documentary that, while humorous, offers a poignant reflection on the lifestyle of the elderly today.