First ever Kiwi film competing for foreign Oscar
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 2:02p.m.
New Zealand is up for its first ever Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Oscars - the country's The Orator has been selected among the 63 entrants vying for an Academy Award.
The nation has never entered the Oscar race before, but director Tusi Tamasese's film is among submissions for the 2012 Oscars.
Also up for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards are movies from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, China, Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, India, Morocco, Peru and the Slovak Republic.
Five films will be selected for the nomination, which will be announced on 24 January.
The Orator is currently playing in New Zealand cinemas.
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10/02/2012 10:49:38 p.m.
tonu nuusila wrote:
come now boys I think u are all correct. So instead of arguing over who should be credited why can't we share the honors with New Zealand? After all both countries contributed emensely to the success of this film. sharing the honors will only bare fruit to better relationship and bring about a more successful nd prosperous venture to fame and glory. More importantly, it will help create an endearing image of our people..After all does not the blood of Polynesia run deep in the "land of the long white cloud"? Wishing the best of luck to all of us for a successful and prosperous New Year!
31/12/2011 7:11:18 p.m.
LMAO @ kiwi film...whoever wrote this article needs to go back to primary school..this is a SAMOAN FILM....NOT a Kiwi film...gosh wake up bebol..this is 2011 not 1980.
14/12/2011 3:43:20 p.m.
110% agree with you JD..its easy to say for New zealand to hogg all the fame and glory and take full credit for what is samoan made and OWNED..yeh sure NZ financed it but lets not forget, who and where its filmed..on the note of sports..without some of our samoan atheletes...NZ would still be lucky holding the bledislode cup and winning the wrc...dont be greedy you kiwi haters and appreciate with us NOT against us!
19/10/2011 10:25:06 a.m.
Hmmmm, JD, I beg to differ ... Although the cast are Samoan, the actual technical crew are made up of Kiwi's ... No offense, but if we left this to a Samoan Crew to shoot on a Samoan Budget, we would end up with something trivial like "Broken Promises", not even close to Oscar standards ... This is a NZ/ Samoan Film - Film credit MUST go to NZ, Greater Exposure on the world scale for Samoa ... ;););)
15/10/2011 2:49:42 p.m.
@ JD , yeah you have validity in your arguement. funny how islanders get stereotyped as baddies all the time but if they play for your sports teams or gain world recognition then its a different story.
14/10/2011 11:59:03 p.m.
I think there's a mistake in this article? This is a Samoan film not New Zealand. This is something Australia would do.
14/10/2011 6:58:05 p.m.
Yeah right, a film written and directed by a Samoan, shot entirely in Samoa, in the Samoan language and using a Samoan cast and crew, did I mention its also about Samoan culture.
So how in the hell does New Zealand believe they should take the credit for claiming this is the first New Zealand film vying for a Oscar?
Oh just checked, NZ financed it, but if that's the criteria to claim glory, then LOTR must be considered an American film, after all, they financed that one didn't they.
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