Denmark has picked its 2024 Oscar contender, deciding on interval epic The Promised Land as its official Academy Award entry in the most effective worldwide characteristic class.
The drama, which premiered in competitors on the Venice Movie Competition this yr, stars Mads Mikkelsen as a pushed man decided to domesticate the wild Danish heath, the final space of untamed wilderness in 18th-century Denmark. The movie re-teams Mikkelsen with director Nikolaj Arcel, whose final Danish characteristic, A Royal Affair, picked up a greatest worldwide characteristic nomination in 2013 (and launched the world to Alicia Vikander).
Magnolia Footage, which additionally launched A Royal Affair stateside, has U.S. rights to The Promised Land and is planning a home theatrical launch for the movie on Feb. 2, 2024.
The movie’s debut was greeted by vital raves, together with The Hollywood Reporter, which referred to as it “a gripping historic epic. Reveals as soon as once more that interval items may be vigorous, highly effective and emotionally stirring,” evaluating Mikkelsen’s “magnetic stoicism, imposing physicality and soulful introspection” within the Scandinavian Western to “a personality who might need been at dwelling in a John Ford saga.”
The Promised Land co-stars Amanda Collin, Simon Bennebjerg and Kristine Kujath Thorp. TrustNordisk is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
The deadline for submissions for the 2024 greatest worldwide characteristic Oscar is Oct. 2. The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences will announce the movies on the 2024 Oscar shortlist on Dec. 21. The 5 nominees might be introduced Jan. 23. The ninety fifth Oscars might be held on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10.