UNFAIR WORLD CHOSEN FOR OSCARS RACE | 03/10/2012
Filippos Tsitos’ black comedy Unfair World has been chosen to represent Greece in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2012 Academy Awards.
The film, winner of the Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2011 San Sebastian International Film Festival, follows disillusioned policeman Sotiris (Antonis Kafetzopoulos), bogged down by the weight of a heavy world of his shoulders. One day, he chooses to pardon everyone who’s been driven to crime by necessity and, while hoping to save an innocent life, commits manslaughter. The only witness to his ‘crime’ is a joyless cleaning lady, Dora, who becomes an unlikely ally in his attempts to save himself.
Filippos Tsitos was born in Athens in 1966 and moved to Berlin in 1991, commencing studies in directing at the German Film and Television Academy. Unfair World is his third feature film.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for foreign film on January 15. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony takes place February 24.
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