On Wednesday, the Danish Oscar committee announced that Peter Schønau Fog’s You Disappear (Du forsvinder) will be its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. It was selected from a shortlist of three films which also comprised Fenar Ahmad’s Darkland, and Henrik Ruben Genz’ Word of God.
In You Disappear, based on the novel by Christian Jungersen, Mia (Trine Dyrholm) is married to successful headmaster Frederik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who is caught embezzling from his own school. But did he do this of his own free will or has his personality been altered by a brain tumour?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will draw up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be announced at the 90th Academy Awards on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Denmark’s Oscar entries for the last ten years are as follows:
2017 Land of Mine / Martin Zandvliet / Oscar nomination
2016 A War / Tobias Lindholm / Oscar nomination
2015 Sorrow and Joy / Nils Malmros
2014 The Hunt / Thomas Vinterberg / Oscar nomination
2013 A Royal Affair / Nikolaj Arcel / Oscar nomination
2012 Superclásico / Ole Christian Madsen / Oscar shortlist
2011 In a Better World / Susanne Bier / Oscar winner
2010 Terribly Happy / Henrik Ruben Genz
2009 Worlds Apart / Niels Arden Oplev
2008 The Art of Crying / Peter Schønau Fog