The Distant Barking of Dogs, the documentary about Donbas conflict has been shortlisted for the Oscar award. Azad Safarov, the Ukrainian journalist and one of the makers of the film, posted that on Facebook.
The documentary made in cooperation of Denmark, Sweden and Finland tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who lives on the frontline. He and his grandmother are among the few remaining residents of Hnutove village in Donetsk region. They have nowhere to run and simply observe the other people escaping to safety.
The picture already received dozens of awards on various cinema festivals.
Another Ukrainian film, Donbas by Serhiy Loznytsia also pretended for Oscar, but it never made it to the shortlist.
There are the other films have the chances to get the golden statue:
- Colombia, “Birds of Passage”
- Denmark, “The Guilty”
- Germany, “Never Look Away”
- Japan, “Shoplifters”
- Kazakhstan, “Ayka”
- Lebanon, “Capernaum”
- Mexico, “Roma”
- Poland, “Cold War”
- South Korea, “Burning”
The final list of the nominees for “Oscar” will be announced on January 22, 2019. The ceremony of the most prestigious award in the film industry will take place on February 24.