“ Saint Laurent “, a film by Bertrand Bonello on the life of the famous French fashion designer, was chosen to represent the France for the Oscar for best foreign film, the beginning of a long road to possible obtaining the precious statuette, announced Monday, September 22 the National Film Centre.
“ Saint Laurent “, released in theaters Wednesday, chronicles the years 1967-1976 couturier,” the richest decade, the most interesting in terms fashion, life, “according to the director.
Bertrand Bonello wanted to show that” it cost the couturier Yves be Saint Laurent every day “between creation and depression.
The film, with Gaspard Ulliel impressive in the role of Yves Saint Laurent , was in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
A long road still
The race is long for an Oscar for best foreign film. Countries make their proposal and the Academy Awards in December published an initial list of selected films 9 last year of 76 proposals. In January, she published a second list of 5
, proposed by France the movie, “Renoir.” Last year, had not gone beyond the first selection. This is the Italian film “The Great bellezza” by Paolo Sorrentino who had prevailed.
The Oscars will take place on February 22 2015 All nominations are announced Jan. 15.
France did not win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film since 1993 It was Regis Wargnier for “Indochine” with Catherine Deneuve.