Ghana’s First Ever Oscar Submission Is Kwabena Gyansah’s AZALI

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Ghana was among African countries who submitted their first film to Oscar 2020. Kwabena Gyanasah’s Azalia made the cut. The shortlist will be announced on December 16. Nominations for the 92nd Oscars will be unveiled on January 13, 2020, and the Oscars ceremony will take place on February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Ghana is one of the few debutants entering the international feature category, with Kwabena Gyansah’s Azalia, a drama about a girl from a small village who flees an arranged marriage to a 70-year-old man for the bustling capital Accra. The film is led by a primarily Ghanian cast, including Akofa Edjeani, Adjetey Anang, Mohammed Halfiz, and Ama K. Abebrese.

This is the first year the award will be given under the new name of ‘best international feature film’, after a change in April from ‘foreign-language film’. This is the first year the award will be given under the new name of ‘best international feature film’, after a change in April from ‘foreign-language film’.

The 2019 submissions, listed in alphabetical order by country

Albania, The Delegation, Bujar Alimani;

AlgeriaPapicha, Mounia Meddour;

ArgentinaHeroic Losers, Sebastián Borensztein;

ArmeniaLengthy Night, Edgar Baghdasaryan;

AustraliaBuoyancy, Rodd Rathjen;

AustriaJoy, Sudabeh Mortezai;

BangladeshAlpha, Nasiruddin Yousuff;

BelarusDebut, Anastasiya Miroshnichenko;

BelgiumOur Mothers, César Díaz; and

BoliviaI Miss You, Rodrigo Bellott.

Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Son, Ines Tanovic;

BrazilInvisible Life, Karim Aïnouz;

BulgariaÁga, Milko Lazarov;

CambodiaIn The Life Of Music, Caylee So, Sok Visal;

CanadaAntigone, Sophie Deraspe;

ChileSpider, Andrés Wood;

ChinaNe Zha, Yu Yang;

ColombiaMonos, Alejandro Landes;

Costa RicaThe Awakening Of The Ants, Antonella Sudasassi Furniss; and

CroatiaMali, Antonio Nuic.

CubaA Translator, Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso;

Czech RepublicThe Painted Bird, Václav Marhoul;

DenmarkQueen Of Hearts, May el-Toukhy;

Dominican RepublicThe Projectionist, José María Cabral;

EcuadorThe Longest Night, Gabriela Calvache;

EgyptPoisonous Roses, Ahmed Fawzi Saleh;

EstoniaTruth And Justice, Tanel Toom;

EthiopiaRunning Against The Wind, Jan Philipp Weyl;

FinlandStupid Young Heart, Selma Vilhunen; and

FranceLes Misérables, Ladj Ly.

GeorgiaShindisi, Dimitri Tsintsadze;

GermanySystem Crasher, Nora Fingscheidt;

GhanaAzali, Kwabena Gyansah;

GreeceWhen Tomatoes Met Wagner, Marianna Economou;

HondurasBlood, Passion, And Coffee, Carlos Membreño;

Hong KongThe White Storm: 2 Drug Lords, Herman Yau;

HungaryThose Who Remained, Barnabás Tóth;

IcelandA White, White Day, Hlynur Pálmason;

IndiaGully Boy, Zoya Akhtar; and

IndonesiaMemories Of My Body, Garin Nugroho.

IranFinding Farideh, Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee;

IrelandGaza, Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell;

IsraelIncitement, Yaron Zilberman;

ItalyThe Traitor, Marco Bellocchio;

JapanWeathering With You, Makoto Shinkai;

KazakhstanKazakh Khanate. The Golden Throne, Rustem Abdrashov;

KenyaSubira, Ravneet Singh (Sippy) Chadha;

KosovoZana, Antoneta Kastrati;

KyrgyzstanAurora, Bekzat Pirmatov; and

LatviaThe Mover, Davis Simanis.

Lebanon1982, Oualid Mouaness;

LithuaniaBridges Of Time, Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede;

LuxembourgTel Aviv On Fire, Sameh Zoabi;

MalaysiaM For Malaysia, Dian Lee, Ineza Roussille;

MexicoThe Chambermaid, Lila Avilés;

MongoliaThe Steed, Erdenebileg Ganbold;

MontenegroNeverending Past, Andro Martinović;

MoroccoAdam, Maryam Touzani;

NepalBulbul, Binod Paudel; and

NetherlandsInstinct, Halina Reijn.

NigeriaLionheart, Genevieve Nnaji; – Disqualified

North MacedoniaHoneyland, Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska;

NorwayOut Stealing Horses, Hans Petter Moland;

PakistanLaal Kabootar, Kamal Khan;

PalestineIt Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman;

PanamaEverybody Changes, Arturo Montenegro;

PeruRetablo, Alvaro Delgado Aparicio;

PhilippinesVerdict, Raymund Ribay Gutierrez;

PolandCorpus Christi, Jan Komasa; and

PortugalThe Domain, Tiago Guedes.

RomaniaThe Whistlers, Corneliu Porumboiu;

RussiaBeanpole, Kantemir Balagov;

Saudi ArabiaThe Perfect Candidate, Haifaa Al Mansour;

SenegalAtlantics, Mati Diop;

SerbiaKing Petar The First, Petar Ristovski;

SingaporeA Land Imagined, Yeo Siew Hua;

SlovakiaLet There Be Light, Marko Skop;

SloveniaHistory Of Love, Sonja Prosenc;

South AfricaKnuckle City, Jahmil X.T. Qubeka; and

South KoreaParasite, Bong Joon Ho.

SpainPain And Glory, Pedro Almodóvar;

SwedenAnd Then We Danced, Levan Akin;

SwitzerlandWolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into The Arms Of A Shiksa, Michael Steiner;

TaiwanDear Ex, Mag Hsu, Chih-Yen Hsu;

ThailandKrasue: Inhuman Kiss, Sitisiri Mongkolsiri;

TunisiaDear Son, Mohamed Ben Attia;

TurkeyCommitment, Semih Kaplanoglu;

UkraineHomeward, Nariman Aliev;

United KingdomThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Chiwetel Ejiofor; and

UruguayThe Moneychanger, Federico Veiroj.

UzbekistanHot Bread, Umid Khamdamov;

VenezuelaBeing Impossible, Patricia Ortega; and

VietnamFurie, Le Van Kiet.

 

Source: Screendaily.com

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