The drama “Dylda”, directed by Kantemir Balagov, was nominated from Russia for the Academy Award in the nomination “Best Foreign Language Film”. This was announced to TASS by the chairman of the Russian Oscar Committee Vladimir Menshov. He declined to comment on the choice.
Countries themselves put forward paintings at the Oscars. Then the American Film Academy selects nominees from them. So far, only three domestic films have received the Oscars: War and Peace by Sergei Bondarchuk, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, by Vladimir Menshov and Burnt by the Sun by Nikita Mikhalkov.
The film “Dylda” about the life of two friends in the surviving blockade of Leningrad was awarded two awards at the Cannes Film Festival: he received the prize of FIPRESCI (“International Federation of Film Presses”) and the prize for best director in the framework of the “Special Look” program.