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Two days before its release in theaters, the new film by Bertrand Bonello, “Saint Laurent” has been proposed by France for the Oscar for best foreign film. The film, telling the sulphurous years of fashion, from 1967-1976, was presented last May in competition at Cannes. The film, worn by Gaspard Ulliel, was preferred to another biopic Lespert, released this year, and also dedicated to the French designer. Unlike that of Bertrand Bonello, the work had been supported by the companion and historic partner of Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, who had put the archives of the fashion house available to the director.
Until February 22, the date of the award, the “Holy Lawrence “Gaspard Ulliel will face stiff competition. Many foreign films have indeed shone this year: “Mommy” by Xavier Dolan (Canada), “Two days, one night,” the Dardenne brothers (Belgium), with Marion Cotillard, “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) , 2014 Cannes Golden Palm, or “Timbuktu” by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania). After proposed by different countries first list, the Academy Awards will announce the finalists in December, before revealing the name of the selected 15 January 2015 Last year, the film represents the hexagon, “Renoir” Gilles Bourdos with Michel Bouquet and Christa Theret, had not passed the first stage of the competition. France has not won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1993, when she was hailed for “Indochine” Regis Wargnier with Catherine Deneuve.