Two African films make the Oscars International Feature Film shortlist

A scene in Night of the Kings.
A scene in Night of the Kings.
Screengrab: YouTube/Neon
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist for International Feature Film nominees.
  • South Africa's official entry, Toorbos did not make the cut.
  • Two African feature films from Ivory Coast and Tunisia will compete in the category.

South Africa's official Oscar entry in the International Feature Film category Toorbos did not make the Academy shortlist for nominees.

READ MORE | Toorbos to be SA's entry for the 93rd Academy Awards

Ivory Coast's Night of the Kings and Tunisia's, The Man Who Sold His Skin is among the 15 films considered for international feature film Oscar nomination.

On Tuesday The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist for International Feature Film nominees, along with eight other categories including Documentary Feature and Animated Short Film.

Ivory Coast's, Night of the Kings - a mystical fable told within the walls of the African country's notorious Maca prison - is distributed by Neon, who was also the distributor of last year's winner Parasite, reports AFP. Tunisia, on the other hand, has never been nominated before.

They will compete with Mads Mikkelson's comedy, Another Round from Denmark, La Llorona from Guatemala, and I'm No Longer Here from Mexico, who have all bagged nominations at this year's Golden Globes.

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, 15 March.

See the shortlist here:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?

Chile, The Mole Agent

Czech Republic, Charlatan

Denmark, Another Round

France, Two of Us

Guatemala, La Llorona

Hong Kong, Better Days

Iran, Sun Children

Ivory Coast, Night of the Kings

Mexico, I'm No Longer Here

Norway, Hope

Romania, Collective

Russia, Dear Comrades!

Taiwan, A Sun

Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin 

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