‘Anatomy of a Fall’ and ‘The Taste of Things’ Put Neon and IFC Back in Oscar Hunt with French Twist

Indie studios IFC Films and Neon are facing off with the hopes of one of their films being selected as France’s official submission to the Oscars for the international feature film prize.Neon aims to position Palme d’Or winner “Anatomy of a Fall” as the best option for the country.

IFC is making its case for “The Taste of Things” from French-Vietnamese filmmaker Trần Anh Hùn, who won the director prize at Cannes.

Both films have eerily similar credentials as they seek to represent the Gallic state at the 95th annual Academy Awards.The courtroom drama “Anatomy” was announced as part of the Telluride program, where all four of its screenings were sold out, with dozens of patrons being turned away.

Taste” was not part of the festival’s initial slate announcement.

It was one of the surprise Tba screenings that Telluride tends to program every year (others…

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