Hungary announces pick for Oscar consideration
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Director Péter Bergendy's "Post Mortem" has been picked as Hungary's next submission for consideration for nomination for an Academy Award in the International Feature Film category, the National Film Institute of Hungary (NFI) said on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
The film, a period ghost story, had its world premiere at the Warsaw International Film Festival and has since been invited to 26 festivals, including Spain's Sitges and FrightFest in London.
NFI has sold the film rights to European distributors in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and Slovakia. The rights have also been sold to distributors in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.
Films submitted for consideration in the International Feature Film category will be narrowed down to five nominations by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 8, 2022. The Oscar winners will be announced at a gala in Los Angeles on March 27.
In 2016, László Nemes's Holocaust drama "Son of Saul" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It was the second Hungarian film to take the prize after István Szabó's "Mephisto" in 1982.
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