Denmark & Norway Nominated For Oscars 2022

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its final final five nominees for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards: Drive My Car (Japan), Flee (Denmark), The Hand Of God (Italy), Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom (Bhutan), and The Worst Person In The World (Norway).

Flee is the extraordinary true story of Amin, on the verge of a marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. This secret that he has been hiding for over twenty years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself which began with a dramatic journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark.

Director of the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, said: “It is really well deserved that Flee has been nominated for the Oscars… Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen and his team have created an important film that shows us the real human tragedy behind every refugee’s story, whilst highlighting the persistence of love, humour and hope.”

Meanwhile, The Worst Person In The World follows Julie who is approaching 30 years old and in a long-term relationship with Aksel. But Julie is struggling to find a direction in life so leaves Aksel in the hope of something meaningful. However, a year later she learns that he has become seriously ill so visits him in hospital where a new honesty emerges.

Director of the Norwegian Film Institute, Kjersti Mo, said: “It has been a clear path from winning Best Actress at its world premiere in Cannes through to international nominations, awards and victories at festivals around the world. This nomination puts Norwegian film on the world map and will help people to discover great stories made in Norway.”

The 94th Academy Awards will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during a gala ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 27th March 2022.