The passion of Dodin Bouffant by Tran Anh Hung, winner of the Best Director Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, has been chosen to represent the France at the Oscars, the National Center for Cinematography announced Thursday. In theaters on November 8, it was selected from a list of five feature films, including the last Palme d'Or at Cannes, Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, after a commission between producers, international sellers and American distributors of each preselected film.
Pre-selection expected in December
The passion of Dodin Bouffant, adapted from a Swiss novel of 1920, follows the duo formed at the end of the nineteenth century by the gastronome Dodin (Benoît Magimel) and the cook Eugénie (Juliette Binoche), united by a personal and culinary complicity. The next Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles.
Previously, a shortlist of 21 international films will be unveiled on December 2023, 15, before the five finalist films on January 23, 2024. Last year, director Alice Diop's film Saint-Omer was chosen to represent the France at the Oscars. The last French film to win the Oscar for Best International Film was Indochina by Régis Wargnier in 1993.