Gianfranco Rosi’s war documentary Notturno has been selected as Italy’s entry to the Oscars 2021 best international feature category.
The title was chosen by a committee selected by Anica, the Italian motion picture association.
It was one of 25 contenders on the shortlist, which included Matteo Garrone’s live-action Pinocchio and Edoardo Ponti’s The Life Ahead, starring his mother Sophia Loren.
Notturno debuted in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September, going on to play Toronto, Reykjavik, New York and London among others.
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