The Norwegian Oscar Committee has announced a shortlist of three films to be considered for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards: Betrayed by Eirik Svensson, Ninjababy by Yngvild Sve Flikke and The Worst Person In The World by Joachim Trier. The final submission will be announced on 25th October.
Director of the Norwegian Film Institute, Kjersti Mo, said: “All three of these shortlisted films have an American distributor and will premiere in the USA this autumn. They are three films that the Norwegian Oscar Committee believes may have a chance in the competition for an Oscar.”
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. A shortlist of fifteen films will be announced by the Academy on 21st December 2021 and the final five nominees will be revealed on 8th February 2022.
Betrayed | Den største forbrytelsen
Directed by Eirik Svensson
Starring: Johannes Blåsternes, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Axel Bøyum
The story of the Braude family who were arrested and deported on the Danube ship to the Auschwitz concentration camp. An ordinary Norwegian working class family, whose fate was sealed by the fact that they were Jews.
Directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke
Starring: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Arthur Berning, Nader Khademi
A one-night-stand forces aspiring astronaut and cartoonist Rakel to face motherhood earlier than expected, and having the ‘ninja baby’ sneak its way from her drawing board to reality doesn’t make things any easier.
The Worst Person In The World | Verdens verste menneske
Directed by Joachim Trier
Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Maria Grazia Di Meo
Julie 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.