To the shock and dismay of cinephiles across the Western world, France has chosen its International Film Oscar submission and it is not Céline Sciamma
’s acclaimed “Portrait of a Lady on Fire
.” Instead, as many insiders suspected, the French committee selected Ladj Ly
’s “Les Miserables
.” But before you get in an uproar over what you might believe is an omission of disastrious proportions, there are a number of factors at play in the decision.
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’ Over ‘Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
’ As Official Oscar Submission at The Playlist.