Films shortlisted to represent France at the Oscars

Oscars 2015

Paris, September 17, 2015

At this morning's meeting held at the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image),and under the presidency of Frédérique Bredin, the Committee tasked with selecting the film representing France in the category of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film at the next Academy Awards (February 28, 2016) finalized a shortlist of 5 films:

  • La Belle Saison by Catherine Corsini
  • Dheepan by Jacques Audiard
  • La Loi du Marché by Stéphane Brizé
  • Marguerite by Xavier Giannoli
  • Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
The Committee will meet again on September 22 when it will hear contributions from the producer and international seller for each film before making its final choice.

For the record, this year the committee is composed of Nathalie Baye, Actress; Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival; Michel Hazanavicius, Director; Mélanie Laurent, Actress and Director; Jean-Paul Salomé, President of Unifrance; Alain Terzian, President of the Académie des César and Serge Toubiana, President of the advance on receipts committee.