Rainer Sarnet's 'November,' Estonia's submission for candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, failed to make the shortlist for the 2018 Oscars.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences picked the nine films that will compete for the Best Foreign Language Film award:
- "A Fantastic Woman" (Chile)
- "In the Fade" (Germany)
- "On Body and Soul" (Hungary)
- "Foxtrot" (Israel)
- "The Insult" (Lebanon)
- "Loveless" (Russia)
- "Félicité" (Senegal)
- "The Wound" (South Africa)
- "The Square" (Sweden)
The international premiere of "November" took place at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this year, where Mart Taniel won Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film. The film was also chosen as part of the official program of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and has been screened at several other festivals.
"November," an Estonian-Dutch-Polish coproduction, was directed by Rainer Sarnet and produced by Katrin Kissa, with cinematography by Mart Taniel, music by Polish composer Jacaszek and production design by Jaagup Roomet and Matis Mäesalu. Its cast includes Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Heino Kalm, Meeli Rämmeld, Katariina Unt, Taavi Eelmaa and Jaan Tooming.
The 90th Academy Awards is to take place on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles. The final shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film award, which will include just five films, is to be announced in January.
Editor: Aili Vahtla