The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino made it to the Oscar shortlist for Best
International Film. The list includes 15 titles. It’s the first time since 2014
that an Italian film is included in the shortlist, the last one being just
Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty, that
would then win the award. Other Italian films that made it to the shortlist in
recent years are Giuseppe Tornatore’s The
Unknown Woman (2008) and Cristina Comencini’s Don’t Tell, that also received a nomination.
The 15 shortlisted films are: The Worst Person in the World (Norway), Drive My Car (Japan), A Hero (Iran), The Hand of God (Italy), Flee
(Denmark), I'm Your Man (Germany), Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Buthan),
Prayers for the Stolen (Mexico), Plaza Catedral (Panama), Lamb (Iceland), Hive (Kosovo), Compartment
no. 6 (Finland), Playground
(Belgium), Great Freedom (Austria),The Good Boss (Spain).