Oscars Race: U.K. Submits Chloë Fairweather’s ‘Dying to Divorce’ to Best International Feature Film Category

  • Variety
Oscars Race: U.K. Submits Chloë Fairweather’s ‘Dying to Divorce’ to Best International Feature Film Category
The U.K. has submitted Chloë Fairweather’s “Dying to Divorce” as its official entry into the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category.

Filmed over five years, the feature-length documentary examines the issues of femicide and domestic violence in Turkey, where one in three women have experienced domestic violence, the highest proportion amid the world’s economically developed countries.

The feature follows lawyer Ipek Bozkurt and fellow activists whose mission is to put abusive men behind bars against the backdrop of a biased legal system and increasingly oppressive government. Survivors of domestic violence are also included in the film, such as Arzu, whose husband shot her seven times when she asked for a divorce, causing her to lose her legs and the use of her arms, and Kubra, who was attacked by her husband two days after giving birth, causing a brain haemorrhage which has impacted her ability to speak and walk.
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