The Netherlands has chosen Ena Sendijarević’s Candy Goals as its official entry within the worldwide function movie race on the 2024 Oscars.
The movie had its world premiere on the Locarno Movie Pageant in August, profitable Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk a finest efficiency award. It can get its North American premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.
“The movie combines unforgiving satire with lavish aesthetics in an audacious story of the tragic and scrumptious demise of European colonialism,” in keeping with an outline. “On an Indonesian island, 1900, Dutch sugar plantation proprietor Jan and his spouse, Agathe, are on the high of the meals chain. Till Jan upon getting back from his nightly go to to his native concubine Siti, immediately drops useless. To maintain her establishment, Agathe forces her son Cornelis and his pregnant spouse Josefien to journey from Europe and take over the household enterprise. Within the midst of a employee’s rebellion, Cornelis shows his plans for progressive change. However when Jan’s will places Siti on the forefront of the household property, beliefs show to be idle and blood thicker than water.”
Sendijarević’s debut function was Take Me Someplace Good in 2019. “What an honor and pleasure for Candy Goals to be chosen because the official Dutch choice for the Academy Awards,” mentioned the filmmaker. “On this movie, I wished to have a look at the demise of the Dutch colonial period by way of a satirical lens. I’m very pleased with the assist and the visibility it’ll create for our movie and its topic.”
Candy Goals was produced by Dutch agency Lemming Movie in co-production with Sweden’s Plattform Produktion, Sweden’s Movie Ï Huge (SE) and Indonesia’s Talamedia (ID) in collaboration with TikTak Productions and broadcaster VPRO within the Netherlands. The movie is supported by the Netherlands Movie Fund, Netherlands Movie Manufacturing Incentive, CoBo Fund, Swedish Movie Institute, La Area Reunion, CNC Tax Rebate Worldwide Productions and Artistic Europe Media. Heretic is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
The Netherlands has received the very best worldwide function Oscar, beforehand referred to as the Greatest International-language movie honor, thrice and been nominated one other 4 occasions. Its final win got here for Mike van Diem’s 1997 film Character.