The Norwegian Oscar Committee has announced a shortlist of three films to be considered for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards: Beware Of Children by Dag Johan Haugerud, Harajuku by Eirik Svensson, and Out Stealing Horses by Hans Petter Moland.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the final five nominations on 13th January, with the Oscar to be presented during a gala ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 9th February 2020. Norway’s final submission will be announced on 3rd September.
Beware Of Children | Barn
Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician.
Vilde is a blue-haired teenager girl whose only goal is to leave sad gray Oslo for Tokyo, the city of her dreams. Dropping school, she live in her fantasies but is brought back to reality when something happens to her mother and she is forced to contact her father, a man she hasn’t seen in 15 years.
Out Stealing Horses | Ut og stjæle hester
Widower Trond moves to a small rural community after losing his second wife and plans to celebrate the millennium alone. But he discovers that his neighbour knew him back in the summer of 1948 when he was 15 years old. It was the summer his father disappeared for good and the first time he felt close to a woman.