In the race for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, the first step is to be selected by your own country. Then the accredited American professionals vote for a short-list (the nominees) and, in the end, for the film that will receive the precious statuette. The Belgian representative has just been appointed and it will be a Wallimage coproduction.
A few days before its screening at the opening of the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur, Illégal has been chosen.
After receiving the SACD prize in Cannes, being selected as a finalist for the European Lux prize and following its success at the Angoulême festival,Olivier Masset-Depasse‘s second feature film, produced by Versus, will carry our hopes across the Atlantic.
Destination Hollywood? One year after being represented in the “Best Animated Film” category thanks to Brendan and the Secret of Kells, a new nomination would be quite amazing for the Walloon fund.