The movie was chosen by BAFTA, the group appointed by the American Academy to decide on the UK’s submission for the International Feature class. To be eligible, a British movie should be predominantly non-English language and launched theatrically between 1 December 2022 and 31 October 2023. The Zone Of Interest was shot on location in Poland with largely German and Polish dialogue.
Written and directed by Glazer, primarily based on the novel by the late Martin Amis, the movie stars Christian Friedel and Sandra Hüller, with a rating by Oscar-nominated musician Mica Levi (Jackie, Small Axe) and cinematography by Łukasz Żal (Cold War).
Story follows Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, and his spouse Hedwig, who attempt to construct a dream life for his or her household in a home and backyard subsequent to the camp. The movie is produced by James Wilson and Ewa Puszczyńska. Executive producers are Reno Antoniades, Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen, Tessa Ross, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, and David Kimbangi. It was co-financed by A24, Film4, Access Entertainment, and the Polish Film Institute.
Glazer picked up the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes with the pic, which will probably be launched by A24 within the US on 8 December 2023. A24 has but to announce the UK launch date.
Past British movies submitted to the International Feature Film class embrace Winners by Hassan Nazer, Dying to Divorce by Chloe Fairweather, and The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Here’s the listing of this yr’s class submissions to date: