The Oscars will be awarded on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles. With his film “Dear Kurt”, Til Schweiger wants to get one of the coveted spots on the shortlist for the Oscars abroad.
Munich – The director, producer and actor Til Schweiger wants to represent Germany in the race for the Oscars with “Dear Kurt”.
The film adaptation of the bestseller “Kurt” by Sarah Kuttner tells the story of the fate of a young blended family, with Schweiger playing one of the main roles. In addition, eight other films have been submitted to German Films, according to the representation of German film in Munich.
Among them is the film “Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush” by Andreas Dresen. The other films submitted are: “Everyone is talking about the weather” by Annika Pinske, “Everything in the best order” by Natja Brunckhorst, “The Passport Forger” by Maggie Peren, “Nothing New in the West” by Edward Berger, “Nico” by Eline Gehring , “Nobody’s with the calves” by Sabrina Sarabi and “We might as well be dead” by Natalia Sinelnikova.
The choice of the German contribution is only a preliminary stage in the race for the foreign Oscar. The shortlist of 15 titles from the international applicants will be announced in December. The five nominated films are then selected from this shortlist. The Oscars will then be awarded on March 12, 2023. dpa