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Nigeria Misses Out In International Feature Film Shortlist

Ivory Coast Movie, 'Night of Kings'

BEVERLY HILLS, February 10, (THEWILL) – Nigeria’s “The Milkmaid” is missing as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences discloses the shortlists for nine categories, including its International Feature Film category.

Ivory Coast and Tunisia are the two African countries topping the list.

Ivory Coast’s ‘Night of Kings’, is about the story of a young pickpocket whose hope for survival at the MACA Prison in Abidjan depends on his ability to force other prisoners with his storytelling.

The France, which is Ivory Coast, Canada and Senegal collaboration, is directed by Philippe Lacôte and Neon acquired it in September 2020.
Tunisia’s submission,’The Man Who Sold His Skin’ is directed by Kaouther Ben Hania and is about the story of lovebirds separated by the Syrian war.

See IFF shortlist below:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Chile, “The Mole Agent”
Czech Republic, “Charlatan”
Denmark, “Another Round”
France, “Two of Us”
Guatemala, “La Llorona”
Hong Kong, “Better Days”
Iran, “Sun Children”
Ivory Coast, “Night of the Kings”
Mexico, “I’m No Longer Here”
Norway, “Hope”
Romania, “Collective”
Russia, “Dear Comrades!”
Taiwan, “A Sun”
Tunisia, “The Man Who Sold His Skin”