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Oscars 2024: Arab films and the Best International Feature

Agencies – Sudan Events 

Z, an Algerian-French political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, remains the only Arab feature to have won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

It was submitted by Algeria in 1969 and won the following year.

After half a century of misses, can the cold streak be broken at next year’s Oscars? Here’s a look at all the films submitted from the Arab world.

Egypt selected Omar Hilal’s Voy! Voy! Voy! as its Oscar entry for Best International Feature this week, following submissions from more than 90 countries so far. Other Arab films submitted for Best International Feature are

Hanging Gardens by Ahmed Yassin Aldaradji, Iraq

Inshallah a Boy by Amjad Al Rasheed, Jordan

Bye Bye Tiberias by Lina Soualem, Palestine

The Mother of All Lies by Asmae El Moudir, Morocco

Alhamour H A by Abdulelah Alqurashi, Saudi Arabia

Goodbye Julia by Mohamed Kordofani, Sudan

Four Daughters by Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia

The Burdened by Amr Gamal, Yemen

The shortlist of the 15 films will be announced on December 21 with the official nominations list revealed on January 23. The winner will be announced at the Oscars ceremony in March.

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