Wim Wenders‘ PERFECT DAYS – Oscar® Nomination for Best International Feature Film
As just announced in Los Angeles, PERFECT DAYS by Wim Wenders has been nominated for an Oscar® in the category Best International Feature Film by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Thus, PERFECT DAYS prevailed with four other films against a total of 87 originally submitted films.
PERFECT DAYS, which enters the Oscar race for Japan, is the first film by a non-Japanese director to be selected for the Academy Awards in more than 70 years.
Wim Wenders‘ reaction was accordingly enthusiastic: „It is such a great honor for me to represent Japan at the Oscars, the country of my great film master Yasujiro Ozu! PERFECT DAYS was carried by his spirit, so I couldn’t be happier about this nomination.“
For PERFECT DAYS, Wim Wenders returned to Japan after many years. Shot exclusively in Tokyo, the film is not only a declaration of love to the city itself, it is also a deeply touching and poetic contemplation of the beauty of the everyday world and the uniqueness of every person.
PERFECT DAYS celebrated its acclaimed world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where leading actor Kōji Yakusho was awarded the „Best Actor Award“.
Wim Wenders has been in the Oscar® race several times in the past – with „THE AMERICAN FRIEND“ (1977), „WINGS OF DESIRE“ (1987), „BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB“ (1999), „PINA“ (2011) and „THE SALT OF THE EARTH“ (2014).
About the movie:
Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine, he finds beauty in the simplest of things. Aside from nature, he is nourished by music, photography and literature. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past.
Since the end of December, PERFECT DAYS has been running very successfully in German cinemas, distributed by DCM, and the film has also stormed the international cinema charts.
The 96th Oscar® award ceremony will take place at the legendary Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024.
PERFECT DAYS was produced by MASTERMIND Ltd, Spoon Inc. and Wenders Images GbR.
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