Eternal Spring will represent Canada at the Oscars

A feature-length animated documentary filmed in Mandarin has been selected to defend the Canadian colors at the Oscars in the Best International Film category. Already winner of the audience award at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, Endless springdirected by Jason Loftus, chronicles the career of Chinese cartoonist Daxiong.

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Marc Andre Lussier

Marc Andre Lussier
The press

The film also nods to the 20th century through a combination of contemporary imagery and animation inspired by Daxiong’s illustrationse Anniversary of a subversive operation in which the cartoonist took part to defend political and religious freedoms before the Chinese authorities.

Produced by Lofty Sky Entertainment, Endless spring hits theaters in Quebec on September 23.

On the way to the short list


A scene outEndless spring.

For the teamEndless springthe next step, always difficult to overcome, will now be to reach the second round, in which 15 feature films will be selected for this call from the dozens that will be launched in the race (92 countries submitted a film last year). become the “short list”.

At the beginning of the year, the coveted Oscar went to her drive my car, from Japanese Ryūsuke Hamaguchi. For the time being, only five countries have shown their colors for the next race, including South Korea, represented by decision to go. Park Chan-wook’s film won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Remember that in the history of the Oscars, seven Canadian feature films have been selected among the five finalists in the Academy Award for Best International Film category. The Fall of the American Empireby Denys Arcand (1987), Jesus of Montrealby Denys Arcand (1990), waterby Deepa Mehta (2007), Fireby Denis Villeneuve (2011), Mr. Lasharby Philippe Falardeau (2012), rebelby Kim Nguyen (2013), not to forget Barbarian invasions, by Denys Arcand (2004), the only Canadian winner in this category. Last year, drunk birdsa film directed by Ivan Grbovic, was selected to represent Canada but failed to advance through the second round.

The shortlist will be published on December 21st. The five finalist feature films will be announced with all nominations on January 24, 2023. The 95the The Oscar Party will take place on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

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