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France submits The Intouchables for Best Foreign Language Film

France submits The Intouchables for Best Foreign Language Film

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With three prestigious French language films in play this year, how did a crowd-pleasing international box-office phenomenon backed by Hervey Weinstein prevail? (That’s a rhetorical question). Scott Feinberg broke down the possibilities at THR shortly before France settled on The Intouchables earlier today. (1) The Intouchables, an $11.5 million dramedy, based on a true story, that was co-written and co-directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and has become the…

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

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Jeremie lets us know that France has submitted Of Gods and Men as its official Oscar contender. The film involves Cistercian monks living in a mission in Algeria who face challenges when confronted by local Muslim fundamentalists.