Tonight All Quiet on the Western Front by Edward Berger from Germany won the OSCAR for the Best International Film, and it was a surprise as a much better film, Argentina 1985 was among the nominees.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Germany – Directed by Edward Berger
War breaks out in Germany in 1914. Paul Bäumer and his classmates quickly enlist in the army to serve their fatherland. No sooner are they drafted than the first images from the battlefield show them the reality of war.
Other nominees were:
Poland – Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
EO, a gray donkey with melancholy eyes, encounters good and bad on his journey through life, experiences joy and pain, and endures the Wheel of Fortune.
Argentina – Directed by Santiago Mitre
The true story of how a public prosecutor, a young lawyer, and their inexperienced legal team dared to prosecute the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship.
Belgium – Directed by Lukas Dhont
The 13-year-old boys Léo and Rémis have a close friendship at school and in the flower fields where they and their parents pick the harvest for home. When schoolmates shoot a wedge into the relationship, the consequences are fatal.
The Quiet Girl
Ireland – Directed by Colm Bairéad
A nine-year-old girl from a dysfunctional family goes to live with distant relatives for the summer. Living with a middle-aged farm couple, she discovers a new way of living.