The American film Academy that awards the Oscars, has accepted for consideration the documentary “Distant barking of dogs.” He talks about 10-year-old boy who is living with her grandmother near the combat zone in the Donbass. This was announced by Azad Safarov, assistant directed by Danish Director Simon Lerenga of Wilmont, who shot the picture.
For consideration by the Oscar jury, the film got due to the fact that I’ve won five prestigious film festivals, qualified the American Academy. Thus, this tape was a chance to get into the long list of nominations for “Oscar” for best documentary. Out of him subsequently formed the short list and then a list of five bands nominated.
“Distant barking of dogs” was filmed in the village of Hnutove (Donetsk region) in 2015-2017. This town is situated near Mariupol is under Ukrainian control. However, he often comes under fire, as it is close to the front line.
Previously, the film won prizes, in particular, Kyiv Docudays UA, as well as one of the most respected documentary film festivals in Amsterdam (IDFA).
We will remind, this year the best documentary according to the American Academy was the painting “Icarus” by Brian Vogel. The story is about doping Russian athletes.
As previously reported, this year from Ukraine for “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film” nominated “Donbass” Sergei Loznitsa.